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!

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  1. Seriously….SERIOUSLY!!! How cool are YOU BOTH!!?!?!? EVERY DAY you inspire me!!! EVERY DAY, I tell ya!!! Thanks for all the ideas!! Keep it up!!!! HUGS!! – REbekah

  2. These look REALLY nice! Inexpensive and easy. Great combos! Always love all of ya'lls ideas. You just keep inspiring!

  3. Love it! I think you already linked to me but just in case:

    I have a linky party going on, come by and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-monster-dominoes.html

  4. Fabulous. I am really loving the texture of burlap, and have some ideas brewing to update my family room. Since that room is attached to my kitchen, I will try some burlap in there too!

  5. BURLAP is my new best friend…these are just too cute! Thanks for sharing the idea.


  6. This is so cute. I love the idea of trimming it with grosgrain ribbon. I actually have a few yards of burlap. I may have to try something similar as a tablerunner.