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Living to glorify my God.

place mat.

Some girls are obsessed with Pinterest and some have never even opened the magical land of this site. I am somewhere in the middle. When I think about going on, I always seem to find something fun. However, I have NEVER actually tried anything from Pinterest. Nothing! Not a recipe, work out plan, picture pose, or craft. This past weekend, hanging out with Megan and Anna, we decided to tackle some Pinterest crafts we had pinned. Here was my inspiration. 

And here is how I did it-

Buy some burlap! I bought 2.5 yards of it, hoping to make 8-10 place mats. The total cost was about $10. 

Measure out the size of your place mat. In order to cut burlap, you must cut a small line and then find a thread you can pull out. 

Pull that thread all the way out so a straight line is created. 

Then come in with your scissors and cut right down the line!

Once you cut your place mats, grab some stencils and a sharpie and write out the words you would like to see on each mat. I decided to list the fruits of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.)

It took some time to make the words and the stencils looks sharp, but it was worth the effort. 

There are 9 fruits of the spirit, but I only needed 8 place mats. I cut the word “self control”. I figured no one wants to see what while they are eating anyway. 

We thought they looked so good, we wanted to show them off outside!

But, they look even better in my dining room. 

This was a great craft! I may even end up doing these as gifts. The total cost was about $14 (burlap, sharpies, and stencils) and it made 8 mats. 

The girls worked on some crafts too. Here is Anna’s W!

And Megan made an adorable wall decoration for her office with her initials. I love having creative friends. 

Pinterest projects aren’t as intimidating as they seem. I (and my dining room table) are thankful.