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Approximate Time: 30
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.
By Tonya from Louisville, TN
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
Approximate Time: one hour
By Tedebear from San Jose, CA
Save money by overlapping two square napkins to form a rectangular placemat. Napkins were 25 cents a pack.
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
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.
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.