how to make burlap placemats

I am so excited to share with you this EASY DIY project that you can throw together for Thanksgiving or for your fall decorations.

How to Make Burlap Placemats

These beautiful placemats are simple to make but bring maximum impact to your table. Be it a midweek family dinner or your big Thanksgiving feast, I think you will love these easy to make burlap placemats. I chose to make mine with stamped with phrases I wanted us to reflect on this fall season, but you can personalize them for each person, use your family name, a monogram on each, or just stamp a pretty pattern. Keep it simple with black paint or use a variety of colors to brighten up the table. The possibilities are endless.

Supplies Needed:

How to make Burlap Placemats easily:

  1. Cut 12”x18” rectangles from burlap – a little trick I learned from the lady at the cutting counter is to pull a string completely out of burlap right at the measurement line. This creates a small but obvious gap for you to cut along and makes cutting a straight line much easier.
    burlap placemats - cut
  2. Sew a ¼” seam around each placemat, then pull off the threads on the outside of the seam to fray slightly- the seam will keep it from unraveling any further.
    burlap placemats sew
  3. Thick foam stamps are best for stamping on burlap. Lay paper behind your placemat to protect surface as it will run through.
    burlap placemats - stamp them
  4. Use a paintbrush to coat stamp with and even, solid coat of paint, press firmly into burlap and remove by lifting straight up.
  5. Allow paint to dry for at least 2 hours.
    burlap placemats - iron
  6. Flip placemats over and spray lightly with water and iron using steam setting to press out all wrinkles and creases – the heat will also help set your paint.

The finished project!

be thankful burlap placemats

Aren’t they just perfect? I love the rustic quality. In no time you can have adorable and rustic placemats for your fall decor.  To clean your placemats,  pat gently with a damp sponge and air dry.

We made these super cute burlap placemats with very few items and with very little effort. In fact, the kids even helped.

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how to make burlap placemats with very few items

What sayings will you add to your placemats?

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