By Anna of Annabode.
We haven’t updated our woven hyacinth Ikea placemats in years, and although they’ve served us well, they have become harborers of dried oatmeal, bread crumbs, and God knows what else. They’re also just tired. I decided replacing them would be the kind thing to do.
I’ve always preferred round placemats on rectangular tables—they prevent the look from becoming too linear and echo the shape of the dishes nicely. And don’t you just love the textured, minimal look of those woven ones? While you can’t beat that price, I set out to create my own version of a DIY-woven-placemat that could still be made for very little money, but would look unique (and even more lovely).