Sunday, February 22, 2015

DIY leaf placemats

I saw these in the Grandin Road catalog. They had a set of four for $69.00.  So I am thinking "That is an awful lot of money for those" and my next thought was "I can do that".




So here is how I did mine.  First I bought some green square placemats from Party City for $1.99 each.  You could use rectangle ones but I thought the square would work better for my table since it isn't very large.


Next was to hot glue leaves onto the placemats.  I found some greenery bushes at Hobby Lobby of course they were half off.  The leave had different sizes and shades so I used one size for the first row.

The second row I used a different shade and smaller size.



I put a few smaller ones in the corners to give it a more round shape.  You could stop at this point since a dinner plate would cover the middle of the placemat.







Here is how they turned out.



These placemats cost me under $25 to make for the set of four.  That is less than half the cost of the original ones that I found in the catalog.   It only took me a couple of hours to complete them.


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27 comments :

  1. Those turned out great! I am so NOT crafty but I think with your simple tutorial even I could make some. I already have tons of leaves that I don't use so I'm one step ahead. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks. The longest part for me was cutting the leaves off and sorting them by sizes. Once that the done the gluing went by fast.

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  2. These are great Jody! I saw those, and actually bought some others that were less pricey~ you are so smart to make your own! They will be fun to use this spring and summer!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you. I am thinking about doing a garden theme tablescape later on and they will be perfect for it. I also bought two more placemats but didn't have enough leaves to finish them. Next time Hobby Lobby has them on sale I need to buy one more bush.

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  3. What a creative and cute idea...perfect for a spring setting!

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    1. Thank you. I will be making two more so I can use them on my dining room table also. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. What a great idea. I love it.
    Julie
    Thank you for linking up with #wordlesswednesday
    co-host - http://www.julieinthemaking.com/

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  5. That's a great idea and perfect for Easter Sunday Dinner! Your place mats caught my eye over at the Home and Garden Thursday Party.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you. It was pretty easy. Cutting the leaves and sorting them took the longest time. Have a great day!

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  6. I found your post on Shabbilicious Friday. I just had to have a look at these. Love them. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Glad that you stopped by. Have a wonderful day!

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  7. Well miss smarty pants, they turned out just darling! lol! You are one clever girl. I think they are so cute for Spring! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann. I had fun making them. I still need to make two more so I can use them on the dining room table also.

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  8. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

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  9. Oh I love Grandin road and your knockoffs are spot on! This would also be a great way to recycle some old faux plants you may have hanging around the house. So cute and perfect for spring. Thank you so much for sharing at Share Your Style and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    XO Barbara

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    1. I was going to use what I had on hand but I didn't have enough of the same kind. Since the placemats were only $1.99 you could save lots of money if you have enough leaves or even get them from a thrift store.

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  10. What a nice knock off! These look so gorgeous, I wonder how it would look made with flower petals?

    Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday Link Party!

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    1. I think that I saw some that were made of flowers too. I would think that you would want to use large petals as you would use less to cover the placemat.

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  11. Very clever and cute placemats!

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  12. Very pretty and clever idea. They turned out great!

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    1. Thank you. I still need to make the other two so I can use them in the dining room also. Have a wonderful week!

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  13. What a smart idea! They look great! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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  14. What a great idea...I love this project! It really came out beautiful. Visiting from Pieced Pastimes!

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    1. Thank you. I will be making two more so I can use them on my dining room table also. Have a wonderful weekend!

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