DIY Canvas Placemat

Cotton canvas is a very versatile material. We chose canvas for our DIY placemats because it will not unravel after cutting, and it’s durable and washable for reuse. You can use the golden yellow to brighten up your home, or feel free to match the décor in your own home. At only $4/yard, you will have enough canvas to make placemats for every season!

What you need


What you need

  • Cotton Canvas
  • Fabric Paint
  • Small Paint Roller
  • Painter's Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Let's Get Started

Step 1

Gather all materials

Step 2

Measure and mark a 12x18" rectangle on your canvas.

Step 3

Cut out the rectangle. (Advanced Tip: To get a frayed look on perimeter, pull out the horizontal threads to reveal vertical threads.)

Step 4

Tape a line in the middle of your rectangle.

Step 5

Paint half yellow, and half white. Let Dry.

Step 6

Pull off tape.

Step 7

Add an additional gold line if desired, using the same technique.

Step 8

Heat set paint with an iron before washing.

Step 9

Thanks again to our friends at I SPY DIY for helping us with our Canvas DIY Projects!

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