Turn wood offcuts into placemats
Got some wood left over from a previous project? Use scrap wood into decorative placemats for your dining table.
Turn pieces of scrap wood into decorative placemats to dress up your dining table. All you need for this project are a few craft supplies:
Scrap wood placemats
Stencil and stencil brush
Polyurethane varnish and paintbrush
Buy all the tools and supplies for this project at your local Builders Warehouse.
1. To make the placemats use assorted scraps of wood. These can be glued together, or you can use a Kreg Pockethole Jig or Biscuit Joiner. Apply Woodoc gel stain in different wood tints and then sand the edges for rustic effect.
2. Place the stencils on the wood and use a stencil brush to apply several light coats of acrylic craft paint. It is best to build up light layers of paint until you achieve the desired effect.
3. Once the paint is dry you can protect the finish by applying a couple of coats of polyurethane varnish.