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6 DIY placemats to dazzle your dinner guests

Personalize your placemats by using chalkboard mats.
Personalize your placemats by using chalkboard mats.
Personalize your placemats by using chalkboard mats. Gallery: 6 DIY placemats to dazzle your dinner guests

Beautiful placemats can be expensive, and cheap ones aren’t the prettiest. Save some cash and get creative with 6 DIY placemats to dazzle your dinner guests:

1. Chalkboards

Personalize your placemats by using chalkboard mats. The instructions are simple; you can follow them at Mama’s Doodles.

2. Cork

Save the corks from empty wine bottles, piece them together into a mat, and stick them together using a hot glue gun. Use your imagination to make creative patterns and shapes. For some inspiration, check out UpcycledAndUncorked.

3. Patterned placemat

Stun your guests with vibrant colors by using pattern paper as placemats. Print them out if you simply need them for one night, or laminate them to continuously reuse. Try Twig and Thistle’s gorgeous floral patterns.

4. Wall Paper

Instead of purchasing vintage wallpaper placemats, reuse old wallpaper as a decorative placemat. Glue two rectangles of wallpaper back-to-back, and you’re good to go.

5. Beaded placemats

This is a great activity for you and your children. Arrange perler beads onto a peg board in any unique design, cover them with ironing paper and then iron both sides to combine the beads together. Keep it festive by creating new ones for each season or holiday.

 

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