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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Recycle Christmas cards to make a Christmas placemat!
Approximate Time: 30
- Christmas Cards
Cut out the prettiest part of Christmas cards you have received, (pictures and words)! You do not have to cut perfect circles or squares, just cut out whatever you want in any shape.
You also might like to use the scissors with decorative edges.
Or, put the name of the person who gave you the card on the back. (I did this and have a card from a special person who has passed away - I will treasure this forever!).
Arrange pieces in a square or circle and tape the pieces together on the back. Now laminate it yourself to take it to be laminated.
You now have a beautiful Christmas placemat that you can bring out each year and remember who sent you Christmas greetings!
By Tonya from Louisville, TN
December 21, 20090 found this helpful
I love this idea:-)
Save money by overlapping two square napkins to form a rectangular placemat. Napkins were 25 cents a pack.
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!
Approximate Time: one hour
- scrap material
- sewing machine
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.
January 17, 20061 found this helpful
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