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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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.
I am also going to make a self esteem placemat for my kids. I will have their friends write what they like the most about my child.
This will be a keepsake and they can look at it often.
By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN
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 haven't crocheted from a chart before, it's really quite easy, *especially when using my template!
Level: Intermediate, only because there are so many color changes.
Beginners: Double crochet is the only stitch used in this pattern. Give changing yarn colors a try!
Bring the beauty of fall indoors with these easy to make, leaf-printed placemats. The kids will have a ball making these.
Approximate Time Less than 1 hour
By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC
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
By Tedebear from San Jose, CA
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