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Easy To Make Fall Dollar Tree DIY Table Runner

Do y’all remember the Dollar Tree Leaf Wreath I shared earlier? If you like that DIY Project, you will love how easy it is to make this Dollar Tree DIY Table Runner.

I overestimated how many leaves I would need, so I decided to make a Dollar Tree Table Runner with the leftover leaves.

I had a linen table runner from a Thrifting with the Gals adventure, and it was the perfect base for the Falling Leaves Table Runner.

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How To Make A Dollar Tree DIY Table Runner for Fall

First, you need to gather your supplies. I had four packages of natural burlap leaves left over from the original project and a 12 x 50 thrifted linen table runner.


Supplies for Fall Table Runner for Farmhouse-style decorating

Drop Cloth Runner

This project would also work well with a drop cloth table runner. Here is a no-sew method to make the base for your falling leaf table runner.

  1. Cut the drop cloth fabric to the size you need for your table length. Most are approx. 12-14 inches wide. Allow a 3/4 inch on all sides to fold under the raw edges.
  2. Use a hot iron to press under the 3/4 inch raw seam on all sides of the drop cloth.
  3. Add a small amount of fabric fusion along the turned under edges to secure the seam.
  4. You may need to add some straight pins to hold in place until the fusion dries.

Add Burlap Leaves to Drop Cloth

Begin by removing the wire stem from the dollar tree burlap leaves. They are easy to pull off.

Remove stems from Dollar Tree Burlap Leaves for Farmhouse Table Runner

Begin on the back side of the leaf and apply fabric fusion to the edges of the leaf.

Add fabric fusion to burlap leaves

Attach the first leaf to the table runner at the lower edge of the fabric. Secure the leaf with straight pins until the glue has dried.

DIY Project for fall tableware.

Add Falling Leaves

Next, add three burlap leaves at the bottom edge of the runner.

Apply the fabric fusion to the area of the burlap leaves that will connect to the table runner.

Pin in place with the straight pins.

DIY Project using Dollar Tree Leaves

Attach the second row of two leaves, dropping from the original three.

Apply glue to the areas that the leaves will join and pin them in place.

Use Fabric Fusion to attach burlap leaves to the fabric table runner. Farmhouse-style tableware

Finally, add single rows of leaves dropping from each other. I used four single leaves to complete the DIY Dollar Tree Table Runner.

Assemble Fall Leaf Table Runner with easy instructions. Cottage-style decor for fall tables.

Allow the fabric fusion to dry for several hours before removing the pins.

Dollar Tree DIY for Fall decorating and tableware. Farmhouse-style table setting.

Repeat on the other end of the table runner.

Burlap Leaf Fall Table Runner  Dollar Tree Craft Idea

Don’t Make This Mistake

I initially didn’t use pins to secure the leaves in place. Instead, I used paint containers to add weight to the leaves.

This worked, but when I applied the leaves to the other end of the runner, I found adding the straight pins was a much easier and more efficient option.

Attached burlap leaves with permanent fabric glue and straight pins

Fall Tablescape with Dollar Tree DIY

The Dollar Tree DIY Table Runner is perfect on the Fall Tablescape.

Dollar Tree Table Runner using inexpensive burlap leaves and fabric glue. Farmhouse-style.

In addition to the falling leaf table runner, I added two DIY burlap runners for the place settings.

Dollar Tree DIY Project for Fall Home Decor Ideas and budget-friendly tableware ideas.  Rustic Tablescape

I cut two pieces of burlap to run underneath the falling leaf runner and raveled the edges to form a fringe.

Dollar Tree Table Runner for fall tablescapes.  Farmhouse, Rustic Tablescape for Fall Entertaining.

In addition, I added the DIY Pottery Barn Leaf Napkin Rings to complete the festive fall table setting.

Watch The Video Tutorial!

DIY Leaf Napkin Rings similar to Pottery Barn style.  Farmhouse DiY Project.

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Dollar Tree Burlap Leaves Fall Table Runner Craft Idea for inexpensive fall tablescapes.


Wednesday 12th of October 2022

Your well of ideas never ceases to amaze me, Rachel! I love the way this came together. It's such a pretty way to transition into the Thanksgiving and holiday seasons. Hugs, CoCo


Sunday 16th of October 2022

CoCo, I'm so glad you like it.


Wednesday 12th of October 2022

Rachel this is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up in my Wednesday link party. It is being featured in this week's party!


Sunday 16th of October 2022

Nicolle, Thanks so much.

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Sunday 9th of October 2022

Another beautiful DIY! Love this one!


Sunday 9th of October 2022

Stacy, I appreciate this.