Branded Wood Placemats


  • 13x18-inch pieces of plywood
  • 1-inch roofing nails
  • Suede cord
  • Wooden craft stars
  • Wood burning tools
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil


  1. Write your guests names 2-4 inches from the top of the placemat with your wood burning tool. Use a pencil first as a guide.

  2. Hammer a nail halfway into the wood in each of the four corners.

  3. Tie a knot in the first corner of the board.

  4. Pull and wrap around the next nail. Pull to the next corner, wrap around the nail, then to the next and so on.

  5. When you reach the first corner, cut the cord with a few inches to spare and tie a knot around the nail.

  6. Glue star to the nail head above the knots.