First, place the burlap over a placemat and cut the burlap out to match the size of the placemat.
Next, I pulled away about three strings from each side to create a frayed edge. If you are worried about your placemat continuing to fray, you can use fray check all around the edges of your finished product.
Then count in from one edge about eight strings and start pulling strings out. You can literally just pull a middle string easily.
Pull enough strings so that your ribbon will fit through the burlap. In my case, it was around eight strings.
Start threading through your ribbon. I went five strings and then repeated — in and out of my placemat all the way down the burlap.
Now, it is time to add why we are all gathered together on Thanksgiving. I spelled “THANKFUL” down the side of each of my placemats with the stencil and white paint.
You could, of course, add different words to each of your placemats. I loved the thankful sentiment so I kept all four of mine consistent. Have fun with the different words!
After your paint has dried, iron your placemats and they are ready to add to your Thanksgiving table!