DIY: No Sew 4th of July Painted Placemats

DIY 4th of July Placemats | Hello Natural With the 4th of July just around the corner, a patriotic DIY is just the project to get you in the mood for celebrating! If you plan to entertain on Independence Day, you’re going to love this simple way to make your own painted DIY placemats that are perfect for an outdoor gathering. Did someone say BBQ?

materials SUPPLIEs needed:

  • 100% cottton muslin natural fabric (about 1 – 1 1/2 yards)
  • Scissors, pencil, brush and masking tape
  • Fabric paint (we used Martha Stewart satin multisurface and pebeo setacolor opaque paints)
  • A star stencil
  • hem fuser
Step 1

Wash, dry and iron the fabric.


Trace the shape using an existing placemat. Add an extra 1-inch width all the way around and cut fabric.

Step 3

Using the hem fuser, turn 1-inch of fabric on each side and press firmly for 5-8 seconds with an iron.

DIY 4th of July Placemats | Henry Happened

Step 4

Use masking tape to create stripes – you can go skinny or wide! Fill in the empty spaces with paint, let dry and remove tape.

DIY 4th of July Placemats | Henry Happened


To add stars, I used a stencil. Secure to the placemat with tape before painting.

DIY 4th of July Placemats | Henry Happened DIY 4th of July Placemats | Henry Happened


Let the placmats dry then set the paint with an iron before washing.

4th of July Painted Placemats - Henry Happened Will you be entertaining on the 4th of July?


With a passion for fashion and living a healthy lifestyle with a positive attitude, Gaby Burger is the freelance blogger, writer, and graphic designer behind The Vault Files.

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