I am pretty sure I am not the only one that browses Pinterest boards for holiday decor inspiration. I could spend days just scrolling all the elegant table settings and fun decor that is out there to create the chicest holiday table. Delivering it myself is another story. With that said, I am always looking for real easy ways to dress up my holiday table place settings. Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time or money to embellish your table with lots of fall foliage or decorative pieces like those that you see online or in the magazines. That doesn’t mean you can’t add small touches here and there to achieve a similar effect!
This is where I decided that burlap again saves the day! These easy burlap bags can be painted on with simple and cheap acrylic paint. You can easily free hand paint if that is your thing, or use a stencil for a little help. Let it dry for a couple hours, and you are set! This is one of the easiest crafts I have done, and it delivers a really nice touch on the Thanksgiving table setup. 🙂
What You Need
Step by Step
There really isn’t any need for a step-by-step guide, as it is pretty self explanatory. But, with that said here is how I did it. Grab your burlap bag, and place one of the leaf stencils on top (I used the maple leaf as well as another white oak leaf stencil). Select a paint color, and paint onto the burlap using the stencil as your guide. Once you are done, remove your stencil and let the bag dry for a couple of hours. Once dry, slip your utensils inside the burlap bag and use the strings to secure them. Done! I told you it was one of the easiest crafts ever! 🙂
The best part about this craft is you can do it for any type of dining experience by painting something with that theme. This includes baby showers, engagements, Halloween, Christmas…the list goes on! We would love to hear how you used this craft, so tell us how in the comments below!
TIP: If you want to add some more flare, use some simple colored markers to add more detail to your leaf (ex: add some leaf veins or add a border around your shape with a contrasting color to make it pop). Another idea I thought would be fun for Christmas or a small dinner party would be to add guest names by writing them in the middle of the painted shape for some added personalization. 🙂
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