Creations, Painted Placemats

Welcome to the Creative Crafts Monthly Blog Hop

Sara from Birdz of a Feather is our hostess for the summer,

thank you Sara!

Did you see her great Patriotic Drink Station?

So perfect for summer parties~

The links to all the creative crafts are at the end of this post

My craft was inspired by a craft

that Gail from Purple Hues and Me shared earlier this year,

she made rope placemats and decoupaged flowers on them

I thought it might be fun to paint a place mat …

My inspiration was summery melamine plates

I recently found at Hobby Lobby

I loved the colorful abstract tropical pattern

and decided to paint a straw mat to match them

I started with the big aqua palm leaf

An abstract design is a good choice for this rough surface

I started by outlining the shapes

and then filling them in

I didn’t copy the pattern exactly,

just tried to recreate the general feel

I used similar shapes and colors,

but didn’t paint every single pattern that is on the plates

The black accents really made it come to life

At this point I declared the design finished

and painted in a light blue background

with a fairly dry brush so the straw would still show through

I couldn’t wait to try it on a table!

I think this design brings a tropical feel to whole room

Happy Summer!

The placemats and plates are from Hobby Lobby

I used acrylic craft paint for this project

You can see a tutorial for the painted Happy Dot Glasses here

I know you’ll have fun and be inspired

by all my creative craft friends on the links below

If you’re going in order next up

is Mary from Home is Where the Boat is,

you are sure to be buzzing with ideas

Get Crafty!

How to Create a Layered Summer Wreath

How to Stencil Tile Coasters for Home Decor

July Front Door Wreath Basket Using Paint Sticks

Dollar General Little Truck Revamp

Patriotic Drink Station

Painted Placemats

DIY Bee Door Arrangement with an Upcycled Prime Envelope

DIY Woven Yogurt Jar Hanger

Patriotic Mini Wood Home Sign

DIY Nautical Rope Wreath Dollar Tree Craft

DIY Scrap Plywood Flag

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creative Crafts

Creatively Crafty Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends Snickerdoodle Make Bake Create

51 Responses to “Creations, Painted Placemats”
  1. Mary says:

    Bravo Jenna, Your painted placemat turned out so colorful and cheery! I love those summer plates that you chose from Hobby Lobby as your inspiration. I agree, the black painted accents really bring it to life, along with your black chargers and black and white pedestal on your table! I always enjoy seeing what your paintbrush brings to life. Happy Thursday ♥

  2. Rita C. says:

    Super cute, and I love the color scheme you pulled together on this table!

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, such a lovely color palette and pattern to bring that tropical feel to your table. The placemat is truly a work of art and I think you did an amazing job. The addition of black to the setting really makes it all pop! The happy dot glasses are gorgeous!

  4. I love the colourful adorable pattern and they look so beautiful on your table.

  5. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, your painted placemats are gorgeous and are such a creative way to complement your lovely table! Have a great weekend! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. Gail Griffin says:

    Aww, Jenna, how sweet of you to give me a shout-out for inspiration, but you deserve all the credit on this beautifully painted placemat! You are so talented and creative! Your placemat is stunning! Everything about it is amazing – the design and colors! Outstanding!

  7. What an incredible idea! So pretty, and so useful as well.

  8. Rosie M. says:

    Absolutely love this latest craft!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your placemats are quite the showstopper! They turned out absolutely gorgeous! What a lovely accompaniment to your pretty table. It all looks so perfect for summer! I know I’ve said it several times before, but you are such a talented artist. Happy Thursday!

  10. This is great, Jenna. I really love how the substrate took the paint and colors. And it looks like they belong with the dishes!

  11. Jenna you placemats are so fun looking and will be a great table decoration. Love how creative you are! Happy summer my friend.

  12. Jenna, I love the fun placemats that you created with your magic paint brush! This would be a cute craft for my granddaughters to do. I can only imagine what they would look like! Happy Thursday!

  13. Martha says:

    It turned out beautiful Jenna, and I love the color combo putting the natural, black and colorful all together – bold and gorgeous!

  14. sarator says:

    Wow Jenna – you are so incredibly gifted! These are stunning. Whenever I read your posts, I feel as if I could even do it myself, so thanks for sharing your talent with us. I just know one day I’m going to break out the paint and try it myself thanks to you :).

  15. Nancy says:

    Well… isn’t this fun! Colorful and happy! You always bring is such great ideas! Thank you!

  16. Your painted placemats are just gorgeous, Jenna! It has never occurred to me to do anything like that!

  17. mhhwarmcozy says:

    Your placemats are just the thing for summer dining. What a fun craft and great way to jump into trying your hand at painting. Plus I like how it works with the black chargers and utensils.

  18. pattyanneart says:

    They are beautiful, Jenna!! What a great idea. 💚🌿

  19. Sarah Anderson says:

    Jenna, your creativity and talent know no bounds. This is a darling idea. What fun!!!
    Sara’s drink station was an amazing transformation!

  20. Sonya says:

    That is so creative and I love all the color. Perfect for all your summer entertaining. So happy to be on the hop with you.

  21. I always enjoy your process as well as the divine results. Very cool, fun and definitely a great project for anyone! Sandi

  22. Pattie says:

    These are gorgeous! It never would have occurred to me to paint on a placemat, but it works beautifully. Those plates are really cute. The entire table looks fresh and summery.

  23. Painting on the rough surface had to be a bit of a challenge but the end result is so cute!

  24. Carol says:

    Jenna, the painted woven placemats are adorable. No one could ever tell the plates were store-bought and the placemats were DIY painted. You are so talented. I’m always amazed at your creativity. Your artwork is stunning. The tablescape is so pretty.

  25. Jenna, you are so talented and creative! I have never thought to paint a placemat and you did an amazing job! I love all of the beautiful color for your summer table! Always so fun to hop with you!

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