This and that: Burlap Place Mats

Friday, September 12, 2014

Burlap Place Mats

Something I have always done is place lines on my dining room table, either by using place mats or tablecloths or sometimes both.  I have always wanted to make my own and I have had the chance with the help of DecoArt.

Burlap Place Mats

I was given paints and stencils from DecoArt to make this project.  All opinions are 100% mine.
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SoSoft Fabric Paint (I used Burnt Sienna and Cadmium Orange)
Americana Decor Stencil
Pouncer brush or stencil brush

I used one of my place mats as a guide for the size of the place mat I was making.  I cut the burlap approx an inch larger then the place mat I had.  Tape down the stencil to the center of the place mat. Using a small amount of paint on the pouncer brush, fill in the stencil.  To prevent bleeding under the stencil blot off most of the paint before filling the stencil.  Apply several light applications instead of one heavy.  I did use a small angle brush to fill in the very small parts of the stencil.  Let the paint dry for 48-72 hours.
Fray edges of burlap about 1/4 - 1/2 inches.

Wash paint brushes and stencils per manufacturers recommendations.  I use Dawn Dish Soap.  When washing stencils with many cuttings make sure you don't bend the stencils.

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I can't wait to have a cup of tea or coffee with friends and use my new homemade place mats.
Right now I have only made two place mats but I plan on making a total of 8 and a table runner.  I have other colours ~ ,Rose, Antique Gold, Avocado Green and Baby Blue Deep.  I will be making 2 of each colour.  I will update with pictures when I have them all done. 

I also have a couple of other projects that I plan on making with the stencils and paints that I received, make sure you come back to check out what I am going to do.
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  1. Oh, my, these are certainly up my alley and would go perfectly in my kitchen! I love crafts- now I just need to find the time!

  2. so cute!! I just love burlap crafts, they are perfect for fall!! Pinned it! Emily

  3. I adore your placemats Marlys! I have wanted to make them or a runner too and now I am totally inspired to try it! Pinned!

  4. So cute! I love those! And the project looks do-able too, which is even better! Thanks for sharing!

  5. That's a wonderful idea! Burlap is quite heavy, so how do you keep the fabric from scratching the table?

  6. Marlys, I love these. They're perfect for Fall. I may have to try my hand at a couple. Thank you for the tutorial. Cathy

  7. I love the rustic look of these, I can totally see them on my table.

  8. Your placemats turned out so cute! Love the colors.

  9. They would look great on the fall tablescape I'm working on!

  10. Those turned out great! Perfect for the fall season with those colours. Thanks for sharing how you made them.

  11. Love that stencil. And what a great project idea.

  12. L-O-V-E Those!! Oh I am sooo gonna pin this to do a copy cat on you...LOL They look great!

  13. These are adorable. Pinning.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  14. These are so cute! I will definitely be trying this.

  15. They are nice, really elegant, and the combination of stencils, colors and material is very well put together!

  16. You are crafty as well as a great cook! I love these placemats. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!


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