Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DIY Christmas Burlap Placemats


I have a fun project to share today.  My daughter shared with me a  Pinterest pin that she really liked.  It was a set of burlap placemats with different "eating" words stenciled on them.  I LOVED them and thought it would be fun to make a set of Christmas placemats.  I went to JoAnn's and bought a yard of burlap. It was 3.99 and I used a 40% off coupon.  With one yard I was able to get 6 placemats.

To begin I took one of my placemats to use as a template.  I cut out 6.  When you cut burlap you need to cut on a straight line.  



After these are cut you need to go around the edge sewing  a zig zag stitch   This will keep it from unraveling.  I went in about 3/4 in. Then pull the strings to make it have a slight frayed edge up to the zig zag stitch.

Once that is done, cut a piece of freezer paper and iron it to the placemat.  You will remove this after you are done painting. This keeps the burlap stiff so you can paint on it.



I then chose my font and designed my stencil.  I used my silhouette machine to cut them.  The font I chose was Garamond.   I did two words on one 8 1/2 x 11 freezer paper.  When you cut your stencil make sure the shiny side of the freezer paper is face down.




I ironed my stencil shiny side down onto the place mat.  I took a scrap of the freezer paper and cut out a snowflake and ironed it in the middle of the ornament.  Sorry I forgot to take a picture. I got caught up in the project. I chose 2 different shades of red and 2 shades of greens to paint with.


Here are my 6 stenciled placemats. ( I hated the Merry so redid that one all in red. I like it much better.) 





Won't they look so pretty for Christmas day?

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1 comments:

Christy James said...

I love these! You've got my juices flowing for my own table! Thanks so much for sharing at our Get a Your DIY on Party. I hope you can join us again tonight for furniture revivals week!
XO,
Christy

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