Easy Placemats with Stencils

Hi Friends!
I hope that everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. My brain is still on vacation and I wanted to do a simple project today. We are lucky that our home has a screened in porch and we tend to eat a lot of meals on the porch in the warmer months.  I wanted to create simple DIY placemats that could be used outdoors or indoors.
I stopped by Hobby Lobby and found really cute jute placemats.
Easy Placemats with stencils

With stencils and house-paint I stenciled the words “YUM” and “EAT” on the placemats. It gets the point across. I always keep my favorite house-paint colors in smaller containers for easy access. This is my all time favorite color and I keep it in a Trader Joe’s Hummus container.  Super professional.Easy Placemats with stencils

I like the texture of the jute and these placemats were not expensive. I think the were $3.00 each. I will literally hose them off when they become dirty.

Easy Placemats with stencils

They are not fancy, which is great, because neither are we.

"Eat" and "Yum" placemats tutorial by Paper & Fox

Easy Placemats with stencilsThis little easy placemat project took less that 10 minutes. It is also a good letter recognition and easy reading for my kids. They would make nice housewarming gifts. Other words that I thought about using were “CHOW”, “CLT” ( For Charlotte),and “GOOD”.

I hope you enjoyed my easy placemats with stencils.

Thanks for visiting, Carmody

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16 Responses to Easy Placemats with Stencils

  1. Old World ~ New Girl May 28, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    super cute! & loving it as a gift idea!

    • carmody May 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  2. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} May 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Cute! I love how quick this project is! Hey if the containers work, they work! :D

  3. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet May 29, 2014 at 2:21 am #

    Such a fun way to spice up the dinner table! Also, I’m hoping to do some burlap stenciling soon so this is mega-inspiring. ;-)

  4. Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) May 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    OMG this is awesome! Wanna come to my house? :) haha Thank you for sharing!

    • carmody May 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

      Ha! Is your house quiet and peaceful with out the demands of preschool and toddler boys, then yes, I will hop on over.

  5. Renee Cheatham May 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    I would love to have an outdoor eating/seating area! My kitchen gets so hot in the afternoons, between the western facing windows and me cooking dinners. Such cute placemats, love the color!

  6. ishouldbemoppingthefloor June 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    These are presh, Carmody! Love that blue color!

  7. MoxiesGroovyMom June 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    such a cute, easy idea. my 2 year old could probably even do this with me. thanks for the idea!

  8. The Women of Westwood June 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    What a great post! You can take this idea and do so many different things with it!

    • carmody June 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

      Thanks for visiting! This is easy and can be done to many items.

  9. yumeating June 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    I definitely need placements that say ‘yum’ and ‘eat’ as thats practically my blog name!

    • carmody June 3, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

      Thanks! “Yum” and “Eat” are great words.


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