Thursday, January 22, 2015

~thrifty Thursday~{designer placemats}

I have been wanting to do this project for a while.
I had leftover wallpaper from our kitchen nook and hallway, and I just couldn't let it go to waste.

This project is really simple.
All you need is some plastic placemats from the dollar store, wallpaper, scissors, and spray adhesive.

I picked up these placemats at the Dollar Tree.
Pretty huh? :)

Then I rolled out a section of wallpaper….

I flipped it over and traced each placemat onto the back with pencil.
Cut one out.

If you craft a lot, this is a must have product.
I use it for a lot of things.

Outdoors and in a protected area,
{this sprays everywhere}
spray the top of your ugly placemat covering the whole area and paying special attention to the edges.
Set aside and then do the same to the back of your wallpaper.
Set aside and let sit for about a minute.
While this is sitting, go ahead and cut your next wallpaper piece out.
The carefully working from one end to the other, smoothing as you go, adhere the two together.

That's it!
These only take a few minutes to make.
You can literally make them while dinner is cooking and have them ready by the time you sit down to eat.

The wallpaper I used is Schumacher Chenonceau
 and the beaded plates are from the Dollar Tree as well. The rest is thrifted ironstone.



Unknown said...

Looks great. I love that you shop all over town!

Laurie at Bird in Hand Vintage said...

Lovely placemats! Question - is the wallpaper on the new placemat protected with anything or do you just use them until a spill occurs? Also did you use an exacto knife to cut the wallpaper or a special tool? Thanks!

Hannah said...

what a great idea! and i have to laugh...when i first started scrolling and saw that pic of the placemat...i was! what's going on here! ;) HA! AND..i swear my mom used to have some wallpaper that looked like those placemats! YIKES! :):)

Melaine Thompson said...

This particular wallpaper has a finish on it where you can just wipe it down with a damp cloth!

Melaine Thompson said...

Haha! I know, I was a little embarrassed to be buying them in the first place!

amy of studio four corners said...

perfectly the beaded dishes too...

Curtis said...

Love this post...the placemats turned out great. I also love that not all of the projects you post do not cost a lot of the beaded plated from the dollar store.... thank you for a wonderful blog it keeps me coming back time and time again. Your home is beautiful!
Blessings Curtis & Sherrie.

Judy said...

I have 18 of those beaded plates from $$Tree...I bought all my store had and then had my sister get me 6 salad bowls (all she could find)...they are almost identical to the ones at PB!

I have always loved your wallpaper since you had it installed in your nook last year but isn't it quite expensive? I wonder if I could find something similar a little bit less?

Melaine Thompson said...

It is, but look how much you are saving on dishes :)

alison said...

That wallpaper is calling my name.... Gorgeous genius as usual!

Karen said...

Great idea! I am desperate for new silverware and haven't found any I like. I do like yours! Can you tell me the brand and pattern name? Thanks!

emoosh said...

شركة نقل عفش
اهم شركات مكافحة حشرات بالخبر كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذلك شركة رش حشرات بالدمام ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة الجوهرة من افضل شركات تنظيف الخزانات بجدة حيث ان تنظيف خزانات بجدة يحتاج الى مهارة فى كيفية غسيل وتنظيف الخزانات الكبيرة والصغيرة بجدة على ايدى متخصصين فى تنظيف الخزانات بجدة
شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
شركة نقل عفش واثاث

emoosh said...

شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
شركة نقل عفش بينبع
نقل العفش والتخزين
شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة

emoosh said...

شركة المتحدة
دليل شركات نقل العفش
شركة نقل اثاث بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
شركة نقل اثاث بجدة

Veritable San Antonio Movers information said...

A new idea has been floating about in my head for a future project. First what to make, then colours, then what stitch to use. I was thinking maybe V-stitch and seeing this has made up my mind.

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