Enter my canvas place mats.
You can see my earlier canvas crafts here, here and here. I have done all these projects with one canvas. It just never ends.
So, a couple hours before Thanksgiving started, after I had pretty much torn the house apart looking for my table stuff, I decided to make our place mats.
Using an existing place mat, I cut out 4 rectangles from an old canvas curtain panel (thus having some of the sides with a sewed hem), leaving 1 inch for the hem. I used the iron and hemming tape to hem the place mats. Super easy! If I could find a way to use hemming tape for all my sewing, I would.
Then I took my freezer paper and looked through my stock pile of stencils to trace and cut a pattern I thought looked ok. Again, using the iron, I adhered my image to lower corner of the place mats and then used craft paint to fill it in.
Since my little centerpiece was also lost, I took some empty canning jars and various sized candles and placed them on the table.
Here is our final setting. We went for bold this year...but I think it worked out ok. The turkey was great, the company was even better...what more could you ask for at Thanksgiving?
It worked in a pinch! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful as well!