I love the look of vintage camp blankets, particularly the ones with iconic stripes. For my upcoming fall tour, I wanted the look of one without the price. When I was thinking about ideas for my dining table, camp blanket inspired placemats seemed the perfect way to add pattern to my table! For a fraction of the price and a bit of time, I was able to get the look of those striped blankets that I love so much!
How to Make Camp Blanket Inspired Placemats
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- Tape off your stripes. I used the width of the tape to help decide the width of the painted stripes. Press the edges of the tape down firmly.
- Mix your paint colors with fabric medium. It’s not an exact science, so I don’t have a ratio of paint to medium. You just want your paint to be thinner because it makes it easier to paint on fabric.
- Start painting the stripes. Wetting the brush and painting a bit of water on the fabric first helped the paint go on easier. It also thins the paint a bit, so be careful. Don’t add too much paint or your stripes will bleed.
- Continue onto the next color until done. For the color order, you can look at photos of the brand that you like. I used reference photos of the Hudson Bay Company blanket for this order. Some blankets don’t use green at all. It’s up to you.
- Pull of the tape and let the placemats dry. I was able to reuse my tape for the other 3 placemats.The excess paint had mostly dried by the time I reapplied it to the next placemat. Be sure you press down the edges well.
- When the placemats are dry, iron with a warm iron to set the paint.
Get the look!
Come back for the entire reveal on Thursday!