I have been shopping for placemats for MONTHS. Seriously. I can't wrap my head around paying $10 for a placemat that will just get crusty with ketchup and that I can't wash. So when this month's Craft Lightning was all about the holidays, I knew I was going to make my own placemats. Since this had to be a fast craft, I wanted it to be no sew. And, placemats need friends so I decided to go for three projects: placemats + coasters + napkin rings. All no-sew, these felt DIY placemats, coasters, and napkin rings can be made in under 15 miunutes. BAM.
Making the best placemat ever
Placemats in my house get dirty. I need placemats that are easy to wash and easy to make. I opted for felt. Felt is washable and you don't have to sew or hem it. Once I chose the felt and colors, it was a natural choice to use felt for the coasters and napkin rings as well.
I was inspired to make the napkin rings by an article in the most recent Better Homes & Gardens where they make similar napkin rings from felt. The coasters are just miniature versions of the placemats. Why redesign? LOL
How to make your own place mats with felt:
I made the place mats, coasters, and napkin rings using felt to compliment the items I already had. Here's how:
These placemats, coasters, and napkin rings are textural elements on this colorful holiday table! I'll be sharing more about how I put together this multi-cultural Christmas table soon.
Here are all the things I used to make these place mats:
- 12 x 18 Kunin Eco-Fi Felt – one per placemat
- 9 x 12 Kunin Eco-Fi Felt – two sheets, each in a different color = 6 napkin rings
- 9 x 12 Kunin Eco-Fi Felt – one sheet = 4 coasters
- Foam & Felt Tacky Glue – ilovetocreate
- Assorted Trim
- Embroidery Floss
I'm super happy with how this table turned out with my fast and easy holiday decor. No sewing necessary! What's your best fast holiday craft? Would you make these?
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