Quick & Easy DIY Burlap Placemats

 photo burlapplacemats_zps94b86fdb.pngBurlap is everywhere right now, and it’s also pretty cheap. The other day, I sat down and made these placemats in about 15 minutes with a simple burlap sack from Hobby Lobby. I only used half the sack because I just made two placemats, but I could easily have made 4.

Here are the instructions:

Cut 2 (or more) rectangles of burlap measuring 16 by 20 inches.

 photo burlapplacemats4_zps6a1ccc2c.pngFold the edges under twice and sew around, securing them.

 photo burlapplacemats5_zpsb0097b7f.pngNow you have nice finished edges, and the burlap won’t fray.
 photo burlapplacemats6_zpsd3defcff.pngThat’s it!

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 photo burlapplacemats3_zps29c55e15.pngI kept these placemats simple so that anyone with a sewing machine can do them, but you could easily appliqué seasonal shapes on them (leaves, christmas trees, flowers, etc.), paint shapes or designs on them to dress them up, or let your kids go wild decorating them. 

 photo burlapplacemats2_zpse3c62cc4.pngI’d recommend hand washing them just to be safe – happy crafting!

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Check out Katie’s Thanksgiving Place Card kid’s craft, they’d go great with these!

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Lisa Kieklak

Co-Founder at The Helpmates
Explorer & adventurer - mostly through scratches of ink on a page - I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

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