Modern Thanksgiving DIY: Wood Burned Hexagon Placemats

Hello everyone, It’s Katie here and today I’m going to show you how to make some Wood Burned Placemats! These are great for everyday Autumn decor, but the Hexagons will also bring a fun, modern touch to your Thanksgiving Tablescape!

Here are the supplies you’ll need to make your Wood Burned Placemats:

Make your own Wood Burned Placemats for Thanksgiving using the NEW Creative Woodburner tool by @walnuthollow and this tutorial by @studiokatie!

Today I’ve got 2 versions of my project, a candle mat with a more detailed Leaf design, and a few placemats with a simpler design.

Step one:

On a piece of paper, sketch out the leaf shapes you want in your design.

Step two:

Place a piece of transfer paper (included in the New Creative Woodburner kit) onto your wood hexagon, and your leaf template over top. Trace your leaves, transferring them over to the wood.

Make your own Wood Burned Placemats for Thanksgiving using the NEW Creative Woodburner tool by @walnuthollow and this tutorial by @studiokatie! Make your own Wood Burned Placemats for Thanksgiving using the NEW Creative Woodburner tool by @walnuthollow and this tutorial by @studiokatie!

Step three:

Use your Creative Woodburner to burn over top of your transferred designs. Once finished, use a sand eraser to erase and pencil lines that still show.

Walnut Hollow’s new Creative Woodburner is my favorite new hot tool! It’s 4 interchangeable nichrome wire tips are perfect for doing more precise burning.

For this project I used the Ball Point tip, which was really easy to control and do the curved lines of the leaves with.

Make your own Wood Burned Placemats for Thanksgiving using the NEW Creative Woodburner tool by @walnuthollow and this tutorial by @studiokatie!

Step four:

With a small paint brush, paint metallic gold paint into the leaves. You’ll want to be careful and not brush into your woodburned lines.

Make your own Wood Burned Placemats for Thanksgiving using the NEW Creative Woodburner tool by @walnuthollow and this tutorial by @studiokatie!

For the placemats I burned 3 leaves onto 1 corner of each hexagon shape, and also woodburned on the word Grateful or Thankful onto each one.

My thanksgiving color scheme is more modern this year, with oranges, golds, and turquoise, so I added a pop of color to the edges of the hexagons with acrylic paint.

Make your own Wood Burned Placemats for Thanksgiving using the NEW Creative Woodburner tool by @walnuthollow and this tutorial by @studiokatie!

To finish your tablescape, create a tablerunner of colorful paper leaf diecuts, and add some fragrant Autumn candles to your candlemat. Some fairylights also add a bit of whimsy to your decor! Add your hexagon placemats and you have a lovely modern Thanksgiving tablescape!

Make your own Wood Burned Placemats for Thanksgiving using the NEW Creative Woodburner tool by @walnuthollow and this tutorial by @studiokatie!

Will you be decorating for Thanksgiving this year?

Bio: Katie is an artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of everything crafty and is the girl behind the blog Studio Katie, where she posts DIY’s, art journals, scrapbooks, and all sorts of creative things.

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