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DIY Placemats With Burlap And Permanent Marker

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.

How to make easy DIY placemats. Just grab burlap, stencils and permanent marker!
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Supply list:

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.

How to make easy DIY placemats. Just grab burlap, stencils and permanent marker!

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.

How to make easy DIY placemats. Just grab burlap, stencils and permanent marker!

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.

How to make easy DIY placemats. Just grab burlap, stencils and permanent marker!

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.

How to make easy DIY placemats. Just grab burlap, stencils and permanent marker!
How to make easy DIY placemats. Just grab burlap, stencils and permanent marker!

If you like easy projects, check out a few of my other projects:

Use chalkboard paint to update old thrift store trays

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A DIY fall pillow

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Add extra storage to kitchen cabinets

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Thanks to Carrie for having me today! Don’t forget to pin this idea!

How to make easy DIY placemats. Just grab burlap, stencils and permanent marker!

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