Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat

Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat - an easy DIY tutorial on painting burlap and making easy placemats #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2014 #PlaceMats #Burlap
I have a quick craft for you today –

A Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat which is ideal for Valentines Day.

Chocolate

However, this same tutorial can be used for any celebration or for everyday placemats – change the colors and the picture you are painting, and you are all set !

Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat - an easy DIY tutorial on painting burlap and making easy placemats #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2014 #PlaceMats #Burlap
After I had cut my Burlap into the required size, I pulled out some strings all round as well as a few strings {the width of my lace ribbon} as shown above – I then weaved through the ribbon
Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat - an easy DIY tutorial on painting burlap and making easy placemats #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2014 #PlaceMats #Burlap
Which I sealed with some Fabric Glue {the type I used, dries clear} – I only sealed the top and bottom ends of the ribbon
Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat - an easy DIY tutorial on painting burlap and making easy placemats #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2014 #PlaceMats #Burlap
Used my heart shaped cookie cutter and lined them up on some acetate film, made my markings and cut the heart shapes out

 

Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat - an easy DIY tutorial on painting burlap and making easy placemats #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2014 #PlaceMats #Burlap
All cut out and ready for use

 

Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat - an easy DIY tutorial on painting burlap and making easy placemats #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2014 #PlaceMats #Burlap
I used the same shade pink fabric paint to start with and added some white to the leftover paint – painted the 2nd heart and for the last heart, I added some more white to the leftover paint and painted the last heart – I used a sponge and dabbed the paint onto the burlap
To seal the paint, I placed a sheet of plain, white paper underneath, as well as over the top of the hearts and used my {normal clothes} iron to heat-seal the paint permanently.

 

Painted Hearts Burlap Placemat - an easy DIY tutorial on painting burlap and making easy placemats #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2014 #PlaceMats #Burlap
Lastly, I added an I to the first heart, using white paint, a heart shape to the middle heart and a U to the last heart – To finish off, I heat sealed the newly applied white paint again the same way, using the clothes iron.
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