Hey Guys! So, this has been the week for finishing prolonged projects! It has been too cold and rainy to finish any of my outdoor projects so, I turned to my inside projects. I am happy to say that I FINALLY finished my burlap placemats! Whitney and I started these several months ago but I set them aside to finish some other outdoor projects. These were so easy and super cheap ~ my favorite kind of DIY!
I started with a cut of medium colored burlap from Hobby Lobby for less that $1.50 per yard! I then cut each placemat to a 19″ x 14″ dimension. I chose this deminsion based on a charger we measured it against.
Using a thin line of hot glue, I trimmed the outer perimeter of each placemat with brown 7/8″ grosgrain ribbon.
Next, I used 4 ply jute twine to accent the corners!
I placed a small dab of glue in the center of each corner…
secured the end of the twine…
and began to coil the twine around, hot gluing as I wrapped, to form a small circle.
I am loving numbers right now so I used my Cricut to cut a stencil for each placemat. I dry brushed each number with Burnt Umber using my stencil brush. Just dab up and down.
Using the same technique and paint color, I cut another stencil to add a design under each number.
My finished burlap placemats!
Cost and time were so minimal in this project and I love the texture they add to my dining room! Weather man is calling for more wet and cold days ahead so it looks like I will be stuck inside catching up on some other fogotten projects…. and of course I will share them when they are complete! Happy Sunday!