If you are planning on hosting a dinner party soon, or just looking for some fun new affordable placemats for your home decor – these DIY Burlap Placemats are perfect! They are crazy easy to make, cost less than $0.50 each and are the perfect shabby chic touch!
Other chic decorating ideas:
- 1 yard burlap
- black paint
- paint brush
- stencil (or Silhouette machine to make your own stencil)
First measure your placemats to cut at 14 x 20 inches.
Next, turn your iron up to high and iron each placemat until smooth (you ay need to use a spray bottle to get out some of the creases).
Along the edges of the placemat pull, 2-3 threads to create a small fringe. If you happen to have a sewing machine, you may want to sew a fine line (white or tan thread) along the edges, once the fringe is created. This will ensure that it does not unravel any more. This is not needed, but it can help.
Take your stencil (or make your own with your Silhouette machine) and create words to paint onto your burlap (ie. DINE, EAT, CHOW, FEAST, NOURISH…)
Use a sponge paint brush and carefully dab paint onto stencils until fully covered. Allow paint to dry for at least 10 minutes before carefully removing stencil.
Once the paint is completely dry, have some fun decorating your dining room table. These DIY Burlap Placemats are sure to impress your next dinner party!