(Closed) Burlap Placemats, anyone?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I didn’t do burlap placemats, but I did make burlap squares and fabric squares to put under the centerpieces on the tables.  They weren’t too bad to make.  Making placemats for 200 people would be a daunting task for me. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you do, get nice burlap (if there is such a thing).  I recently bought some burlap for a DIY project and it sheds fibers EVERYWHERE.  Like…worse than a persian cat, I swear.  But it was a pretty loose weave, so maybe that was it.  If you end up doing it, try to get a type that does crap fuzz/fibers everywhere.  :p  

 

First I wrote the paragraph above and then I read your post carefully and realized you already successfully made burlap centerpieces. πŸ˜›  I think if you had burlap place mats that i might take up all the space on the table and the blue won’t show through as much!  I guess it depends how big you make them though.  Good luck!  I love burlap, those are very cute centerpieces!  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Firefighter_Bride: The burlap I used sheded a lot while I was making the fabric square, I used a fabric glue I purchased at Walmart (also where I bought the burlap~although I honestly don’t remember how much a yard it was anymore) to prevent the frayed edges from separating.

I don’t know that you need the placemats, it might be too much for the table. You could try looking online for some discount fabric.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ok this might be the most useless post I’ve ever made anywhere, but I thought it said burlap placenta and had to do a double take! Hopefully someone finds some humor in my mis-reading of your title.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not knowing all the details of your table decor, would it be too much burlap? If not, amd if you could find it you could try a colored burlap that goes with your scheme.

or if you really wanted to try something different, you could get jute upholstery webbing and weave your placemats, like this table runner. If I were to do it I would weave a long length (enough for 6-8 placemats) then cut them to size. A dab of hot glue on the undersides will keep the peices in place.

jute upholstery webbing comes plain or with a colored edge

other than that I might look to a natural straw, or bamboo mat

 

or you could get fabric that is made for outdoor cushions etc. Many of those would not even need hemming

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I saw this photo on once wed, and like the way it looks. What about butcher block or brown paper, cut into the size of placemats? Too weird?

 

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