DIY Burlap Placemats

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  1. Nicole B. says:

    These are absolutely adorable! What a cute idea!!

  2. Another amazing project Shayna!!! Your mind comes up with such creative ideas…..the wording that you chose for each placemat puts them over the top. And the staging of your completed projects is always as inspiring as what you made. (Love the white and red towels/napkins, too!!!!)

  3. Lori Lehman says:

    I love these! They are so unique and original!! Have a wonderful day!

  4. always blown away by you, just WOW!

  5. Amy says:

    Shayna, I absolutely love these place mats! And it’s actually something I can do 😀 which is a total bonus. I can actually follow your tutorials on everything you post, but I got really nervous when I saw them and thought I’d have to do a ton of sewing ~ :'( I can’t sew to save my life, but a straight line is possible! I can’t wait to try these!! Keep them coming my friend with a great imagination and hands of gold!!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Amy! I’m so happy you’re going to make your own! The sewing part is very easy, promise! 😀

  6. Jan says:

    Your placemats are so creative and pretty!

  7. Pam Ballard says:

    Love these! I think I could do them too! Any other ideas on how to put words on them if you dont have a maching to do them?

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Pam! If you don’t have a machine, you could probably use a stencil. Just be sure to tape it down really well as you paint on each letter. 😀
      I hope that helps!

  8. Great project Shayna! Looks like something that would be sold at World Market.

  9. I love these place mats! Such a fantastic idea, and I really like how you photographed them. If I saw these in a store, I would definitely buy them.

  10. Sharon says:

    I love these placemats, Shayna! And I love the idea of $30 Thursday.

  11. Shayna C. says:

    Love the placemats! Can’t wait to make them. I stumbled upon your blog a few months back and have been following it ever since. Great projects and a great name too!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Shayna! You have a great name! I don’t often run into many other Shayna’s. 😀
      So glad you found me! Welcome to The WGC!

  12. SusanneLeiren says:

    Lovely design and great idea!
    You mention that you use freezer paper and a silhouette for the stencil… I live in Norway and are not familiar with these products (or perhaps only the terms of them). Can you please explain what this is?


  13. M says:

    OMGness…MUST.MAKE.THESE!!! They are so sweet, Shayna! I love ’em girl…what an awesome idea, but wait, YOU’RE full of them…teehee;) Soooo creative…blessings & <3

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, M! I’m so happy you’re going to make your own! How exciting!
      Have a wonderful day! 😀

  14. Vanessa says:

    These are gorgeous! Love them! 🙂

  15. arnie fe says:

    thank u shayna for sharing this post. it was an inspiring project indeed!!! hope to make my own so soon!

  16. Erika Gunter says:

    Absolutely love these. Fab idea.
    Thanks for sharing. X

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  18. Cathy Claussen says:

    Love your blog…you are very creative. Question on the burlap placemats. What kind of machine makes the stencil on the freezer paper. I do a lot with burlap and am curious. THANK YOU,

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  20. Linda says:

    GEEZ! I just found you but I won’t lose you! I love this idea. I am going to go do it now. A note of interest….
    I don’t have a silhouette or any other die cut machine. In this type of situation, I have invested in small alphabet stencils or I cut my own from mylar using printed words for the computer. Takes a little longer to do but it is how I have to roll!

  21. I absolutely love the placemats. My question is….can they be washed? I have three girls who never seem able to keep their food on their plates!

  22. Jenifer MacFarland says:

    Hi, Shayna!
    Can you tell me the height of the letters you cut?

  23. kellie says:

    If we plan on using these just for one occasion, would we really need to sew the borders? I want to make these for my son’s 1st birthday mustache bash and sponge a black mustache on them instead of the lettering. But I wouldn’t expect to keep them after the party.

    • Shayna says:

      That’s such a great idea! No, if you were only using them once, you wouldn’t need to sew the edges. They’d be just fine with out it. I hope that helps! 😀

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  25. Malissa says:

    These are adorable! I have one question though: did yours {or does all burlap} shed? I love the look of burlap and have used it before but the shedding drove me batty. I constantly had to clean up all the fibers. Still – this project…worth it!!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much, Malissa! Yes, burlap does shed! You can wash it, and that does minimize the shedding, but it will still leave “hairs”. If you do wash it, make sure your lint trap is cleaned out before you dry the fabric. It fills them up fast! I hope that helps! 🙂

  26. Taylor Hartshorn says:

    Where’d you purchase the stencil phrases from?

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