Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ashley's Burlap Placemats

Hey Guys!  So, this has been the week for finishing prolonged projects!  It has been too cold and rainy to finish any of my outdoor projects so, I turned to my inside projects.  I am happy to say that I FINALLY finished my burlap placemats!  Whitney and I started these several months ago but I set them aside to finish some other outdoor projects.  These were so easy and super cheap ~ my favorite kind of DIY!

I started with a cut of medium colored burlap from Hobby Lobby for less that $1.50 per yard!  I then cut each placemat to a 19" x 14" dimension.  I chose this deminsion based on a charger we measured it against.

Using a thin line of hot glue, I trimmed the outer perimeter of each placemat with brown 7/8" grosgrain ribbon. 


Next, I used 4 ply jute twine to accent the corners!

I placed a small dab of glue in the center of each corner...

secured the end of the twine...

and began to coil the twine around, hot gluing as I wrapped, to form a small circle.



I am loving numbers right now so I used my Cricut to cut a stencil for each placemat.  I dry brushed each number with Burnt Umber using my stencil brush.  Just dab up and down.

Using the same technique and paint color, I cut another stencil to add a design under each number.

My finished burlap placemats!



Cost and time were so minimal in this project and I love the texture they add to my dining room!  Weather man is calling for more wet and cold days ahead so it looks like I will be stuck inside catching up on some other fogotten projects.... and of course I will share them when they are complete!  Happy Sunday!




I will be posting these cuties over at DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land!!
I will also be posting this for Trash to Treasure Tuesday over at Reinvented... Check it out guys!
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I will be linking this to The Inspired Room!
I will be linking this to The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday!

56 comments:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is so cute. I love the idea of trimming it with grosgrain ribbon. I actually have a few yards of burlap. I may have to try something similar as a tablerunner.

KellyH said...

Too Cute. You Girls are great! Do you ever sleep? Just curious :)

Paula said...

Those look great! I love how you added the jute detail on the corners.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very simple project, but great impact. So cute as always!

Diann said...

So, very cute! Simple and easy, something fun to do in an evening! Thanks for sharing the great idea!

the7daggetts said...

I love them!! So cute. I am gonna have to try this myself. :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

BURLAP is my new best friend...these are just too cute! Thanks for sharing the idea.

Blessings,
Linda

{ L } said...

These rock! Beautiful stencils!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Fabulous. I am really loving the texture of burlap, and have some ideas brewing to update my family room. Since that room is attached to my kitchen, I will try some burlap in there too!

Sheri said...

Love it! I think you already linked to me but just in case:

I have a linky party going on, come by and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-monster-dominoes.html

Diane Duda said...

Love this blog! Thanks for all of the inspiration!!!
xo
di

Sherri S said...

These look REALLY nice! Inexpensive and easy. Great combos! Always love all of ya'lls ideas. You just keep inspiring!

REbekah said...

Seriously....SERIOUSLY!!! How cool are YOU BOTH!!?!?!? EVERY DAY you inspire me!!! EVERY DAY, I tell ya!!! Thanks for all the ideas!! Keep it up!!!! HUGS!! - REbekah

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I LOVE this idea! Too fun!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

SOOOO COOL!

Sue said...

Ashley, These turned out very cute! I like the jute embellishment in the corners... As for practicality, does burlap clean up well? I would probably be the one spilling red wine or spaghetti sauce on them! LOL I like the idea of a table runner, like your first commenter. Thanks for the idea.
:-) Sue

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute! I'm going to add it to the DIY Burlap/Jute Shout Out.
Glad you're feeling better Whitney!

:)

Roeshel

Sarah said...

how creative! these turned out fantastic.

livinthesimplelife said...

Burlap + stenciled numbers = heavenly! :)

Memphis Mama said...

Would you maybe post a picture of your dining room? I swear it is painted the same color as mine and the furniture looks similar and I am in a decorating funk as to what to do with it...just thought I'd ask! I always love your projects and would love to see what you did with the entire room;)

Brittany said...

OMG, I just discovered your blog and am in LOVE with all of your cute stuff!

Pat B. said...

I am so glad that I found your blog. I go to it everyday. You have really creative ideas. I'm thinking you girls are working all of the time----there's no way that you could be sleeping at all.

Keep up the great work.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love the jute details. :) I made a burlap table runner over the summer, so I think I'm up to trying these...very fun! Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

Very cute! I can never get enough of burlap! Thanks for sharing!
Traci

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Soo cute! Love the burlap, love the numbers!!

Cindy said...

Yep yep. Totally amazing again. :)

Dresser Girl said...

WOW!! How cute!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Love this! I like the ribbon trim! Great job!

Randi said...

Those are so cute ... perfect for a Thanksgiving table.

Jill said...

Those look so elegant! I especially love the dark ribbon trim. It's just yummy.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Another great project! You girls are just full of it -- creativity it is!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Super, Super, Super cute!!!! The stencils just add that right touch. I need to get myself some stencils. I have a few things around the house that can use a little stencil love :o)


http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

Kahra @ Thrifty LaRue said...

I loved this project so much, I went to Hob Lob yesterday and bought the supplies. I hope mine are as cute as yours!

elizabeth said...

love this idea - thanks for sharing

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for checking out my craft desk redo! I appreciate you visit...These placemats are adorable!! What a great idea! Kristen

Jamie said...

I just found your blog today & love it! I love that you're sisters doing it together, too, cuz I have a blog with my sisters. I just finished looking at ALL of your posts & have decided that you 2 are crazy creative!!! I am definitely going to be a follower of your blog!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

These are so cute! Love them.

Carrie said...

That is really cute...I have quite a bit of burlap left from a curtain project...

hhhmm....thanks for the idea!

The Style Sister said...

I love this idea! You girls are amazing always coming up with unique fun ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love these! I was just at the fabric store looking at the burlap and wondering what I could do with it.

I've seen so many Cricuts these days. I need to find out about them!

Great idea!

Jenn said...

I absolutely adore these!

Oliver's said...

What an excellent idea..I may have to copy this one! You guys rock! Paula

rebecca said...

Love the new placemats! I have a blog award waiting for you over on Blue Cricket!

http://bluecricketdesign.blogspot.com/2009/10/few-blog-awards-for-me.html

Kim -today's creative blog said...

great idea!

{ L } said...

These are perfect for fall! You always do such a good job with paint and a stencil! Wow.

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** said...

It is always fun to see what you are doing. I like the little extra touches that take them over the top!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

what an awesome and easy craft! I love it. You girls are SO talented!

xo

Sharon said...

Cute, easy and inexpensive ... doesn't get any better.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this! This looks so easy and what a great outcome you get. I am definitely going to do this!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

You gals are so clever. I love this idea. Numbers are hot, aren't they?

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Not sure if I commented before (too lazy to look through the comments), but I love these place mats. I need to make me some.

Jeanette said...

These are so neat. I bet I could even do that. So cute!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

You are entirely too talented!! So creative - I love this idea!

Dining Delight said...

Very creative and that look is so "in" right now!

DD

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So clever -- and cute for everything fall!

Denise @ http://www.somanytables.com/ said...

I'll be making these for my Thanksgiving Table. Thank you for sharing.

 
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