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Homemade Placemat Ideas

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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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December 13, 2009

Recycle Christmas cards to make a Christmas placemat!

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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

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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 them on the placemat for the insertion of silverware.

By Bobbie from Imperial, NE


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August 7, 2008

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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By 2 found this helpful
January 26, 2015

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


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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.

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

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August 31, 20170 found this helpful

Make a stack of colorful crocheted yo yos and then arrange and tie them together to make pretty and useful placemats. This page contains a crocheted yo yo place mat pattern.

Crocheted Yo Yo Place Mat

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April 22, 20140 found this helpful

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.

Tulip Placemats

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