I love my Thanksgiving placemats. They are simple, black and white, with a script style. It has words like, “gratitude”, “share”, “Blessings”, and “thanks”… perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner party. BUT you know me, and I had to spruce them up a little. I thought a little shimmer of gold would be a nice touch. I did a similar post in the past on burlap placemats I made. It’s quite the popular post! With that said, here is my stenciled monogrammed placemats tutorial.
- Fabric placemats
- Stencil of choice
- Spouncer stencil brush
- Small paper plate
- Craft paint good for fabric
- Two clean towels
Here are my lovely placemats. Pretty but needed a little oomph.
I chose a “W” for our last name, Wulf. I love collecting “W’s” and they are all over my house.
First, place a small amount of paint onto your paper plate. Dip the spouncer brush in the paint and allow the paint to saturate the end of the brush. Stamp the excess paint onto the plate BEFORE you apply it to the placemat. Once your brush is saturated (without any clumps of paint), apply the paint in an up and down stamping motion. This will avoid bleeding.
You can immediately remove the stencil. I rinsed the stencil from paint in between each placemat and dried it with two dish towels. I had quite the system going on! I was actually able to finish this project very quickly (about a half hour).
Allow your placemats to dry completely.
That’s it! These would make great personalized gifts. I was thinking of making sets of 4 for my friends. You can also stencil on cloth napkins and give them as a set. Make a set of two for your favorite couple and give it as a hostess gift as well!