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to enjoy enhanced features like these.
1. Felt Placemats: Add some welcome texture to the table with fuzzy felt placemats featuring no-sew appliqués. Start by cutting wool felt
to your desired placemat size. Next, enlarge or minimize the free leaf, acorn and winter motif templates in Crafting Basics: Felt to your liking. Print and trace them onto a piece
of felt in a different color, then cut out your shapes and attach them to the placemat with craft glue.
Let your placemat color peek through the appliqués by folding your felt shapes in half, then making cuts into the fold to create openings.
2. Cork Placemats: Help keep plates from shifting by making placemats from corkboard or sheets of cork shelf liner. Use a
utility knife to cut it into different shapes. We love letting the season inspire the design, like bats for Halloween or butterflies for spring. Alternatively, cut out rectangular
placemats and use fruit and veggies stamps to create colorful
patterns on them.
Be sure to clean washable supplies before you craft, and tools after. Get more out of your time at the sink with Dawn® Ultra dishwashing liquid with active suds. It cleans 2X more greasy dishes*, and helps keep suds stronger for longer.
*per drop vs. the leading non-concentrated brand
3. Party Placemats: At your next celebration, trade traditional placemats for pieces of scrapbook paper. You can just toss them afterwards, so you won’t have to worry about spills, splatters or stains. Plus, because there are so many patterns to choose from, it’s easy to tailor your placemats to any occasion, from birthday parties to baby or bridal showers.
Tip: If you really love the scrapbook paper you find, have it laminated for longer-lasting placemats.
4. Vinyl Placemats: Make placemats that are both reversible and easy to wipe clean using 2 pieces of fabric (cut to desired placemat size), fusible webbing and iron-on vinyl. Following the package instructions, iron fusible webbing onto the back of one piece of fabric, peel away the paper, then iron the other piece of fabric on top (right-side up). Then, following the package instructions for the iron-on vinyl, adhere it to both sides.
5. Decoupage Placemats: Give old or dollar store placemats a fresh new look with our decoupage technique. You can cover them with just about anything—maps, book pages and copies of photos, to name a few.
Craft your heart out, knowing you have help with clean-up. Bounty® paper towels cleans the mess with fewer sheets than the Bargain Brand (8.8X11). When you take on messes with Bounty, you can take on more of life.
6. Nature Placemats: Bring the outdoors in by making placements from preserved leaves or pressed flowers. Simply stick them right-side-down to a
piece of clear contact paper, then press another sheet on top, smoothing out any bubbles and wrinkles with a plastic card, like a library or frequent
Which of these placemats do you want to make?
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