Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Table Scaping

I am lucky enough to live down the street from South of Market and visit the store from time to time to drool over the merchandise.  While I love everything in the store, I often find myself saying "Really?" after looking at the prices of things.  $400 for a large throw pillow that isn't even double sided or have piping?  I'm in the wrong business people.  Well, I'm currently in NO business, but you catch my drift :)

I have seen these placemats in another store so it got me thinking that I could easily make these.  If I was hosting Thanksgiving, I'd totally whip these up for an easy, simple table-scape.

How you ask?  Well, I still have to put it to the test, but I'd find me some thick burlap (usually sells at fabric stores for about $1.99 a yard) and a stencil online.

I like this pilgrim hat stencil:

or this pig  (I know, nothing to do with Turkey Day, but it's cuter than a turkey stencil):

Print out a large image (on stiff cardstock if you have it or, better yet, stencil paper) , cut it out, tape to the pre-cut fabric, and paint it on.

I'll have to add this to my growing list of projects.

Off the Atlanta tomorrow morning.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all.  Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!


  1. Have a great holiday weekend and cudos on the DIY idea- I love the pig!

  2. This does look like a great and simple project to do. Very thrifty DIY idea! Sonia