Burlap Valentine’s Day Placemats

 

DIY Burlap Placemats for Valentine's Day | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

Hello, everyone!  I hope you’re staying warm wherever you are!  We’re enduring the cold (and trying to embrace it) up here in Minnesota, but inside … we’re moving on from Christmas.  The reds and greens are slowly being replaced by more neutral items … with just a touch of pink thrown in for Valentine’s Day!  Yes … I know, I know it may be rushing it a bit, but the hints of pink get me just a teeny tiny bit excited for Spring.

It’s Katie from View From The Fridge, and I’m back this month with a fun way to set a festive (or even romantic??) table for Valentine’s Day (or really any day) with these Burlap Placemats:

These placemats are quick and so simple to make.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Burlap cut to 16″x 20″ rectangles (enough for as many placemats as you’d like)
  2. White canvas fabric scraps.  You’ll need roughly a 4″ square of fabric per placemat.
  3. Alphabet stamps and black stamp pad.  If you don’t have these … you could totally freehand the words with a sharpie, too!
  4. Sewing machine with some pink or red thread.

And here’s the process:

  1. First, stamp your message one your white canvas as many times as the number of placemats you’re making.Set a romantic or fun table for Valentine's Day with these DIY Burlap Placemats! | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot
  2. Next, make a heart template out of a piece of paper and trace it onto your canvas around each phrase.Set a romantic or fun table for Valentine's Day with these DIY Burlap Placemats! | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot
  3. Cut those hearts out (making your cut just slightly inside the line you drew).Set a romantic or fun table for Valentine's Day with these DIY Burlap Placemats! | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot
  4. Attach hearts to burlap in bottom right hand corner of rectangle by sewing all around heart approximately 1/2″ inside the edge of your white canvas as shown:Set a romantic or fun table for Valentine's Day with these DIY Burlap Placemats! | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot
  5. Fray that 1/2″ edge all around the heart!!  I used my seam ripper to assist, but you could use a pin or even just your fingers.Set a romantic or fun table for Valentine's Day with these DIY Burlap Placemats! | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot
  6. Next, set your sewing machine to a wide zig-zag stitch and sew all around outside of burlap rectangle.  No need to be perfect here!  This stitch just adds some color and helps the placemat ends from completely fraying!  Set a romantic or fun table for Valentine's Day with these DIY Burlap Placemats! | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot
  7. That’s it … (or maybe iron the whole thing now if needed)!Set a romantic or fun table for Valentine's Day with these DIY Burlap Placemats! | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

Set the table with a cute felt heart on each plate for a bit more color!

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This could totally go either way …

Festive & Fun for a kid friendly party:

OR

Sweet and Romantic for a dinner in for two!

Set a romantic or fun table for Valentine's Day with these DIY Burlap Placemats! | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

You’ve got sometime to plan out your Valentine’s Day, though (since I realize it’s over a month away!!).  Thanks for having me here today!  I’d absolutely love for you to stop by and say hello over at View From The Fridge if you get a chance.  Stay warm, and I hope your 2015 is off to a great start!

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. This just happened to correspond to when they purchased their current home. She wanted a place to share their updates, projects, lessons learned, and all her DIY crafts. Her husband is a Financial Advisor, therefore all of their projects are always on a budget (which is usually a lot less than she would prefer … but she loves a challenge). Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she's not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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