DIY Burlap Thanksgiving Placecards and Placemats

Today I am going to finish off my series on the Thanksgiving table.  So far I have showed you my DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and my button stamped table runner.  Today we are going to finish off our table with some burlap!  My place cards and place mats are the perfect addition to your rustic Thanksgiving.

I am going to give you the tutorial for the place cards over here.  The tutorial for the Thankful place mats will be over at Crafts Unleashed.

Let’s get started on crafting our place cards.

You will need:

  • White card stock trimmed to size
  • Burlap trimmed to size
  • Wood tags
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Felt leaves (my leaves came from Consumer Crafts)
  • 3D adhesive mounts
  • Chalk 

Start with your white card stock and trim it to the size you want for a place card.  I always used 4 inches by 6 inches.  Fold that in half and trim your burlap to the size of the front of the card.  I just used a dab of hot glue in the corners to adhere.

Paint your wooden tags with chalk board paint.  I had these tags ready for another project.  They are from Pick Your Plum which is a daily deal site.  Once your tags are dry you can also put them on with a dab of hot glue.

I then added the felt leaves over the hole in the tags with a 3D adhesive mount.  The mount made the leaf stand out a little bit and gave me some dimension to my tags.

I then just wrote on the name of my attendees and I was ready for Thanksgiving!

I love burlap on my Thanksgiving table.  Something about it just says fall.

Here is our completed table.  Ready for guests to start arriving!  Okay we have over a month….but you better get started on these projects now!

My personal favorites are the Thankful place mats.  So y’all be sure to head on over to Crafts Unleashed and find out how to make them!


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