Burlap is one of my favorite DIY materials because it's inexpensive and very forgiving. It's also made from natural fibers, which makes it perfect for spring. To make placemats, you'll need acrylic paint, a sponge cut into a circle, burlap and something to protect your work surface. Use a placemat you already have as a template to measure and cut your burlap. Then, lay each piece out on a work surface. Use the paint and sponge to make polka dots. Once completely dry, they're ready to decorate your table!