If you’re hungry for easy DIY, this idea is for you!
Ready to serve up something clever for dinner? How about an easy DIY
placemat using two key ingredients: burlap and soft flock iron-on lettering? Make meal
time fun, and spark some interesting conversations with placemats that are
personalized. Your friends and family are sure to sit down with a smile when
they see that their placemats are unique – add initials, an adjective, a greeting, you name it!
What you’ll need:
- Dritz® soft flock iron-on lettering (we used Cooper 1-1/2″ black lettering)
- 13” x 17” burlap*
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing surface
Cut the burlap to 13” x 17” or to the size and shape that best fits your plate. Zigzag stitch ¼” in from the edges to prevent the burlap from unraveling.
Pull out the loose strings in that ¼” seam allowance to make a neat and pretty frayed edge
Following the instructions on the soft flock iron-on lettering package, apply your letters. If you are using a thick or “chunky” font style, you can gently peel the letters from the backing sheet and press directly onto the burlap. TIP: Be sure to lower your pressing time so you don’t scorch the flock.
Is this fun table décor or what? And remember this is a unique idea for parties and entertaining, too – make guests guess which placemat is theirs. What words of wisdom will you include on your placemats?