Burlap Angel Personalized Place Settings



This project was sponsored by BurlapFabric.com!  

The folks at Burlap Fabric.com gave me some great burlap bags to work with, so I decided to create some Burlap Angel Personalized Place Settings!

burlap angel place holders table setting

I’m always looking for fresh new ideas to make the holiday table special, and this year I wanted to add personalized place settings.  The hubby says that we know each others names, otherwise why the heck would we even hang out together?  True.  But place setting are cool because if you are in charge, you get to sit next to who you want.  Right?  You can’t fault my logic.  (At least the hubby isn’t allowed to).  So place settings it is!

burlap angel place holders table setting

For this project I used:

3″ x 5″ Burlap Bags from BurlapFabric.com
3″ wide Burlap Ribbon
Dried Peas or Rice
Acrylic Paint
2″ Wooden Balls
Faux Pine Branches
Pipe Cleaners
18 gauge black wire
Hot Glue
Black Permanent Marker

burlap angel place holders table setting

Begin by removing the strings from the top of the bag.  Set them aside as you will use parts of them later.  Then fill the bag about 3/4 full with either dried peas or rice.  (This is to weight down the bag and make it better able to stand).

burlap angel place holders table setting

Use acrylic paint to paint in a heart on the bag. I started with white, but decided that it needed a bit of color, so changed it to red.

burlap angel place holders table setting

The greenery can be found in “picks” at craft stores.  In my case an old wreath donated the fake pine boughs.  Even with the weight of the dried peas, the bags still need a little something to help them stand.  Create a little wreath with the fake pine boughs.

burlap angel place holders table setting

Push the bottom of the bag into the wreath.  And now the angel can stand!

burlap angel place holders table setting

To create the shoulders, fold in each side of the bag top and glue in place with hot glue.  (Use low temp hot glue for this project so that you don’t burn the crap out of your fingers).  Just saying.

burlap angel place holders table setting

Glue a pipe cleaner into place and bend it at the elbows.  It will be a bit too long, but you adjust it after the name is made.

burlap angel place holders table setting

Draw the name out as you would like it on a piece of paper and then bend the wire to match as best as you can.  You may need the help of a small pair of pliers.

burlap angel place holders table setting

Then adjust the arm lengths, cutting to the proper length and use hot glue to glue the name in place.  (The name looks best if placed above the heart).

burlap angel place holders table setting

Cut about a 4″ piece of burlap ribbon and tie it in the center with a small piece of the string from the top of the bags.  This will be the angel’s wings!

burlap angel place holders table setting

Glue the wings to the back of the angel.  Glue on the wooden ball for a head.  Use pink acrylic paint to add in the blush of her cheeks.

burlap angel place holders table setting

For her hair, cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of burlap ribbon and carefully remove the strings of burlap that run vertically, leaving about 3 or 4 of them in the center.

burlap angel place holders table setting

Glue onto the top of her head.  Add a few dots of glue to the side of her head and press the burlap strings down along the side of her head.

burlap angel place holders table setting

And there you have it!  Place settings for the table!

burlap angel place holders table setting

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