Who knew that you could make a placemat out of rope?! Thanks to City Farmhouse for this easy, Pottery Barn inspired decor idea. At first glance, one might think jute belongs in a more coastal themed home. But look no further! When made into a circular pattern, it can make a great addition to your farmhouse style home. I especially love the rough detail the jute provides, similar to twine seen on hay bales.
I purchased my roll of jute from Hobby Lobby, which measures about 1/2" in width and about 27' long. That's enough for about 3 placements. These placemats that are functional, affordable, and pretty!
Really sharp scissors (or box cutter)
Directions: With a piece of cardboard or plastic underneath, turn the jute in a circular direction. Add a drop of hot glue to help secure the rope as you go. You can blend in the appearance of the hot glue by dabbing and smudging it as you go. This part will take a little of trial and error to figure out what works best.
Keep going until the placemat is at your preferred size! Mine measured about 13 inches in diameter. Once it's completed to the desired width, use your scissors or box cutter to cut off the end.
That's it! Your project is complete! To decorate, I paired our placemats with our blue china, which is an heirloom piece that has been passed down in my family.
I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do :)