Making your own unique placemats is a great way to use your craft skills. This is a guide about homemade placemat ideas.
I take pictures from trips I have taken, laminate them on placemat size paper. They are always of interest when people come to dinner. I have also done this with various holiday cards, so I have placemats to go with all holidays.
Recycle Christmas cards to make a Christmas placemat!
Save money by overlapping two square napkins to form a rectangular placemat. Napkins were 25 cents a pack.
Approximate Time: one hour
By Tedebear from San Jose, CA
What a great idea! I am making a wedding gift for a friend who has moved from our area and I wanted to create something useful but with a Western flavor. These placemats will be perfect and I plan to make napkins out of "bandanna" fabric. Thanks for the idea.
that is such a neat idea. Good job.
About 10 years ago our ladies church group made this type of place mat to give as doorprizes at our luncheon; they were a huge hit. We used recycled denim jeans to make the placemats and cut off the pockets from the jeans to apply to the mat. If your sewing machine won't sew the thick fabric, I would suggest using a fabric glue to glue them down.
I design and make so many placemats that I have a template on my computer! When I decide on a theme for a new placemat, I play around with it on the computer. When I'm happy with what I've created, I print it out and crochet from the chart.
If you have a lot of extra photos and dread putting them all in albums, a photo placemat is a great way to show them off to everyone. You can use your scrapbook skills and supplies to create an entertaining place at the dinner table. The photo fun placemat is a great gift to give to friends.
For a western-themed party, cut out the thigh areas of old blue jeans and sew them into placemats. Be sure to keep the pockets intact and sew them on the placemat for the insertion of silverware.
By Bobbie from Imperial, NE
That is a great idea! Along with the blue jean placemats, I would get the men's red print hankerchiefs to use for the napkins.
sounds easy enough when it comes to laundering them! thanks!
a more faded pair of jeans could be used to make fringe -- cut a strip of whatever length you it & then hand cut the fringe -1/4" or 1/2" or so
up to about 3/4" seam allowance & sew into the hem of the placemat -
i made circular 2 sided fringed denim hot mats once
is why i know
I am going to get some clear contact paper and cover my daughter's pictures that she drew and colored. I am going to use these as placemats. I will border the sides of the paper with ribbon if I find the right color.
Bring the beauty of fall indoors with these easy to make, leaf-printed placemats. The kids will have a ball making these.