Fall Wood Trivats Plaques

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Fall Wood Trivets Plaques

Crafting Time:
  • Weekend Project
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



Fall Trivet and Plaque


  • Piece of natural wood with tree bark still on it, size of choice
  • Woodburning kit with the different tips
  • 6" piece of twine
  • Staple gun
  • Pencil
  • Ruler at least 12" long


1. Figure out how many lines of wording you want on your wood plaque.
2. Lines are usually 3/4" apart in spacing.
3. Draw a centerline in the plaque from top to bottom.
4. Count the number of letters in each line including the spaces. Divide the number in half to determine the middle letter of the sentence.
5. Start drawing the letters from the centerline to the right and then come back to the centerline and draw the letters working from the center to the right to complete the sentence. Do this for each line.
6. Another option is to lay out the entire verse on a computer. Print it the size it will be on the plaque. Tape the piece of paper down on the plaque where the words will be woodburned. Slide a piece of carbon paper underneath the printed words and retrace the letters onto the plaque.
7. Using the woodburner, follow the instructions on the box. Preferably use the smaller slanted tip to burn in the letter.
8. Attach a 6" piece of twine with a staple gun on the back for hanging the plaque on the wall when not in use.

Fall Blessings Jar  


  • Large mouth Ball Jar
  • Birch Disc ornament
  • Brown burlap ribbon
  • Brown chalk marker
  • Fall wire bud garland
  • Scissors


1. Fold and wrap burlap ribbon around top to jar to form a center knot. Leave 5” on each end and cut being careful not to unraffle the ribbon.
2. Wind the bud garland around and through the ribbon. Cut garland leaving some extra on ends.
3. Write “Blessings Jar” on the center of birch disc.
4. Once dry, tie the birch disc to the center knot.
5. Have your guests add their wishes on paper to the jar to be read at dinner.

Burlap Table Runner and Napkins


  • Table Runner – Burlap – Purchase half the desired length of the finished table runner which will have a seam in the middle or purchase the full length of the table runner
  • Napkins - Quilt Cotton fabric – each ½ yd makes 2 napkins
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and pressing surface

    Table Runner:

    1. Cut the burlap along the edge lengthwise cutting off the selvedge.  Be sure to cut along the straight of grain, following one of the lengthwise threads of the fabric.  Measure across 15” (or whatever width the table runner will be) and follow a thread lengthwise to cut the length of the runner.    Trim the ends following the straight of grain. 2. Pull the outer lengthwise threads of the burlap to ravel the long edges.  Pull out 1” to 1 ½” on each lengthwise side, depending on the length of fringe desired.  3. For the table runner with a seam in the middle, sew a short side of each piece to the other piece to form one long burlap runner.  Press the seam open. 4. Ravel the short ends like the lengthwise edges to complete the runner. 5. The table runner will work well for several uses but to make it more durable, sew a narrow zigzag with matching thread along the edge of the burlap where the fringe comes out of the woven cloth and on both sides of the seam allowance to hold it in place in the middle.


    1. Cut the fabric into 18”x18” squares using the rotary cutter, ruler and mat.
    2. Fold over each side ¼” and press then fold the edge over again ¼”, press and sew forming a narrow hem along the sides.

    Fall Napkin Rings:


    • 2 Different Fall circle sprays – burlap leaves and acorns
    • 1 Bag of green acorns
    • 1 Bag of burgundy acorns
    • 1 Round birch disk per napkin
    • 1 Ball of natural twine
    • Wire cutters
    • Dremel or drill with small drill bit
    • Woodburner


    1. Cut each Fall circle spray into two equal sections.
    2. Take one of each Fall spray and twist together at the base to form a ring for the napkin.
    3. Twist some of the leaves going up and some of the leave/berries going downward.
    4. Slide in two additional acorns to make a bunch at the center of the napkin ring.
    5. Twist some of the ends of the spray to make it look like curly vines.
    6. Take the wood disk and draw a monogram or initial on the center of the disk.
    7. Using your woodburner trace your pencil letter on the disk.
    8. Using your Dremel or drill make a small hole in the top of the disk.
    9. Thread the twine through the hole and tie it on around the finished napkin ring.