Learn how to make easy DIY placemats. Just grab burlap, stencils and permanent marker then follow this tutorial for a simple craft idea for Thanksgiving.
Hi guys! I’m Meg, and I blog at Green With Decor. I’m excited to be joining the Kenarry Creative Team this year! I got to meet Carrie in person at the Haven Conference over the summer, which makes this even more fun!
My husband Kalen and I live in Milwaukee in a fixer upper that we’ve been renovating and decorating into our dream home. While I love big room renovations, I’m also a fan of the simple easy projects!
With Thanksgiving coming, I know everyone’s on the lookout for fun table ideas.
I made these placemats as a way to add a little fun to the table.
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- Burlap placemats (You can make your own Easy Sew Burlap Placemats.)
- Black permanent marker (or paint and a paint roller)
- Stencils or tracing letters
How to make the placemats:
1. Lay out the letters or stencils on your placemats.
Figure out where you want the word on your placemat to be. I liked them in the lower right corner.
For the next part, you can either use a permanent marker or paint. I think permanent marker is a bit easier, but it’s up to you!
2. Trace the letters.
I didn’t have an ‘r’ so I used an extra ‘n’. Hey, whatever works!
I used a black permanent marker to trace the letters, being sure to hold them in place so there weren’t any stray marks. I placed a magazine underneath the placemats in case any marker went through the other side, but it actually wasn’t needed.
3. Fill in the letters.
I colored in the letters and then colored back over them a few hours later so the color looked a bit darker.
That’s it! Isn’t it easy?
It’s a fun way to get the table ready for Thanksgiving, but you can use these throughout the year, too.
For a bit more festive touch, you could use words like “thankful”, but I decided to keep it neutral with “eat” and “drink” so I could use the placemats throughout the year.
If you like easy projects, check out a few of my other projects:
Thanks to Carrie for having me today! Don’t forget to pin this idea!
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