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Homemade Placemat Ideas

Making your own unique placemats is a great way to use your craft skills. This is a guide about homemade placemat ideas.
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November 1, 2010

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.

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December 13, 2009

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Recycle Christmas cards to make a Christmas placemat!

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January 26, 2015 Flag

Save money by overlapping two square napkins to form a rectangular placemat. Napkins were 25 cents a pack.

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August 7, 2008 Flag

My husband brought home these denim placemats because he liked the pocket for the silverware. I scurried to my "resource" center and got out some material and made 1 inch red bias tape for the edging. Then I found the "heart" material in another "resource" box. The place mats are 15 inches by 19 inches. If your machine (like mine) will never be able to sew a denim pocket on a placemat because of the thickness, you could use a shirt pocket or just make a pocket. A while back one of our "thrifty" group suggested always using cloth napkins. Along the way I have now collected a large, varied assortment of designs. These placemats could be given for gifts at any holiday or a housewarming present. Great for picnics! Enjoy!
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Either buy or cut out material to hem to 15x19 inch. Sew a denim pocket or something just as pretty to the placemat. Start embellishing!

By Tedebear from San Jose, CA

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August 8, 20080 found this helpful

that is such a neat idea. Good job.

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January 17, 20061 found this helpful

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.

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April 9, 2006

Photo placemat.

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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.

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October 26, 2010

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.

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April 22, 20140 found this helpful

Tulip Placemats

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This is a guide about making crocheted placemats. Crochet is a great crafting technique to use for making unique placemats for your home or to give as gifts.

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May 12, 2014 Flag

I would like to have placemats made from our school pictures. How or where can I have this done?

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