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Quick DIY Paper Placemats

I wanted to set table settings for my daughter’s birthday, complete with placemats.  I tried a few out that I had at home and they where just too big for the tables that I was setting. So what to do in this case…Make your own Placemats. This was so easy and fun. The first thing I did was purchase the plates, I was going to serve the food on and find a piece of card stock that the plates fit.  I actually was of able to use 8 x 10 pieces of card stock, the plate reaches right to the edgeof the paper but it worked just fine!


Once, I had my paper I used a Martha Stewart Doilies Maker to cut the edges.

I think the Martha Stewart Doilie maker has a fun design and you can measure on it, which made it easy for me to get all the corners to match.. Once you finish punching one, move to the next corner of your paper, once all four corners are finished you have a place mat. Simple as that!!

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By making the placemats, I was able to use different colors which made for a colorful table! I also used the Martha Stewart Doilies Maker to create Doilies to set the Seashell and Burlap Bottles on I made for the party.  Click here for the step by step on my Seashell and Burlap Bottles.

It is amazing how changing the placemats transformed table. The littlest thing such as placemats can make such a huge difference.

Here are a few pictures of the Little Mermaid Under the Sea Party table set up.  As you will see we alternated the placemat at each spot and used different color doilies as well.

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If you like the flowers in the middle that are actually headbands, stop by DIY Under the Sea Mermaid Headbands and see how they are made.


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