When presenting food on the table, there is a look that you will always desire it to have. Placing it directly on the table may not give it that best look.
That is why we have placemats. You do not need to buy these placemats. You can make them by yourself. There are various DIY placemat ideas that you can grab. And the result will always amaze you.
Reversible Placemats with Tassels
Once you decide to make your placemats, you can make them reversible. Some placemats have sides that look alike. Others have different sides. To get the most out of these placemats, make them have sides that blend.
You can alternate these sides. However, you need to ensure that the placemats’ fabrics coordinate with each other.
Adding tassels showcases some unique appearance. And brighter colours are always on point.
DIY Flannel placemats
Flannels can make tremendous and cosy placemats. If the flannels are in season, you can take advantage and make this DIY project.
The process of making them is not complicated. Folding the edges hides the raw fabric. While placing them on the table, you will have to pin them.
DIY Confetti Placemats
Are you wondering what confetti are? These are things that you know. And not once have you seen them. We pour them on the brides and bridegrooms during a wedding. Some people do not use them.
When you have a party, you can add these glamourous placemats on your table. Your guests will always gaze on them. And some may not even believe you did it.
The process of making this beautiful placemat is straightforward. Once you cut the vinyl paper, you will stitch then add the confetti inside. You will finish stitching to enable the confetti not to pour.
You can choose the confetti based on the theme of your party. What an advantage you have!
DIY Wood Placemat
Apart from the normal fabrics, you can opt for wood. Wood gives a beautiful and unique touch.
You can get the piece of wood from any local craft store. The wood has to be similar in size with most placemats.
Painting the wood will keep it rustic. And adding some adorable patterns will make it more relaxed. Apart from the patterns, you see above, you can choose any other. The decision is always yours. Also, spraying helps the wood to clean faster.
Making this placemat will not even cost you an hour. But the result is fabulous.
DIY Dyed Placemats
Enjoying a great dinner on unique placemats should not be rare. While it is possible to get any placemat, I think you should try this one.
Dipping fabric in the dye is what gives these placemats a unique appearance. If you dip several, each will have its pattern. And that is always the fun part of it.
They can fit best in an outdoor patio table. What an enjoyable summer out it can be!
DIY Burlap Quotes Placemats
Having some fun and ‘silly’ quotations on your placemats can be just fun. Everyone using the table will feel happy and enjoy every bit.
Once you have you have your burlaps, you will have to stitch the sides. You will then pull off excess burlaps to make the strings hang.
Additional quotations on freezer paper are what add the oomph. Then adding some paint on the words kills it all.
Quotations related to table mannerisms may be worth every gaze.
Besides, you can wash these materials and reuse your placemats.
DIY Paper Ferns Cut-outs
If you want some placemats for spring, worry not. Solid paper colours can do great. They are simple but do an elegant job.
The ferns you see are papers cut into shapes. They are coloured to complement the tablecloth and the placemat.
What a beautiful way to combine stuff! Instead of placing the mats on the table, you fold it and place it in the plate. The cream ribbon with gold detailing is incredible.
Fresh ferns will wilt and wither quickly. But to add the natural touch, green paint is a creative way to go. The beauty of ferns is that they are playful and whimsical, hence great.
DIY Pocketed Placemats
Summer can be a great experience if you add some charming placemats. This season will require more durable placemats that can survive the outside environment.
You should not forget that they should be washable. Also, they should be wipeable for easy maintenance.
Our placemat above has some enhanced features. Who would think that a placemat can have a pocket? This additional feature is what makes you enjoy every experience.
What you need is to be creative. And guess what? You can do even great.
DIY Cork Placemats
Are you craving for a lovely material for a placemat? Corks can do a great DIY project. The result for these placemats is impressive.
The golden colour adds style and class to your centrepiece. And anyone would admire this design.
You will need plain corks for this project. Painting and staining increase durability and attractiveness.
You can even leave the mats on the table after dinner. They worth every glance.
DIY Speckled Placemats
Adding speckles to your DIY placemat can be stylish and outstanding. And the black speckles blend so well with the white mat.
You will not need lots of materials to clone this project. A fabric, paintbrush and paint are the main accessories.
The fabrics’ edges have already undergone fraying; you may not need to sew. You will add the speckles if the brush bristles are stiff. What if you find it hard using the brush? Your old toothbrush can do well too.
DIY Floral Fabric Placemat
Anything floral is always beautiful to look at. These will add glamour and style to your table.
The flowers are attractive even to kids. We cannot forget to state that the material is oil-cloth. It is washable, durable and wipeable. And who would not wish to have something easy to maintain?
The material can be tricky to handle. But interfacing will enhance the stiffness. Also, backing it with cotton makes it stronger.
You are not limited to using the floral fabric. But if you love the prints, go ahead and look for one like this.
DIY Handstitched Placemat
Are you a novice, and you do not know where to start? What if you are craving for a decent placemat? You do not need to worry. You will not lack what to do.
What you need is just a piece of fabric. You can divide them into different portions. But you can decide how may placemats you want.
Sewing the fabric is straightforward. And even if you are a beginner, you can still work it out.
Apart from the printings on the fabric, the stitches also add beauty.
DIY Dip-dying Two Colors for a Placemat
Using a different dying approach is always a great technique. Dying cannot be unique unless you shift from the norm.
The sample picture shows mats that have two different colours. Both have undergone deep dying.
Wondering how you can do the same? Once one end dries, you will then dip dye the other end. Then, you will wash your fabric in the cold, then warm water.
What a creative way to use dye!
DIY Chalkboard Placemat
I know you least expected that we will mention a chalkboard as a placemat. But yes, you can use it. Why not let your guests be kids again?
It is less expensive and will cost you little time to bring the old school memories to your table. A hardboard is what you need. And you can get it ready at the wood stores.
Cutting this hardboard to pieces can give you several placemats. You will need to use chalkboard paint. And look, your table will be with uniform blackboards.
Even if you wish to write on the board, you can. Drawing things that you love will make the placemats look more adorable.
DIY Tile Placemat
Would you wish to have a durable material for your placemat? A tile can do. And who would expect to find a tile on the table? No one will.
The tiles form some cute patterns. And for them to be in place, woodworking glue and other materials play a role.
The process may take some effort and cost, but it is worth it. And if you wish to try it out, you should be comfortable to do some grouting. But anyway, the process is very simple and straightforward.
DIY Painted Pinwheel Placemats
Pinwheel placemats are popular but can be very dull. And what if you love brighter colours for your décor? You can brighten the pinwheels and make them blend with your surroundings.
Painting the pastels will, without a doubt, freshens any look. But if you think that the look is informal, no need to worry. You can use the placemat elsewhere.
Placing it on the kitchen table can work. Also, if you have an informal gathering, do not fret about using it during a brunch.
DIY Wooden Placemats with Stencils
Stencilled woods make excellent placemats. Apart from durability, you can be sure of beauty.
The woods are thicker, unlike other wood mats. To make the boards look chic and frugal, paint them white.
Both sides have stencil patterns. Hence, the board is versatile. You can use either side to make your presentation.
DIY Painted Woven Placemats
Do not leave your straw placemats plain. Adding colour will make them pleasant and brighter.
You can combine different colours as you wish. You will only need a bit large brush to apply the paints.
The paints appear like they are flowers. But you do not need to be an artist to create these beautiful flowers. You can start from anywhere. And the result will always be adorable; it is just as you desire.
DIY Tropical Placemats
Tropical placemats are just elegant. Yes, there are many colours that you can choose for your placemat fabric, but not all can be adorable.
For this placemat, no sewing is required. Hence, if you are a sewing novice, you do not need to worry.
Once you divide the fabric, you will need fabric glue to join them. And since the placemats must look smart and straight, use an iron to straighten.
The result is a simple but beautiful placemat. No one may think it was that simple to assemble. You can make several and enjoy the creative work of your hands.
DIY Pompom Edges Placemat
Using one placemat for quite some time may be boring. But you can add something on them to look unique. You will fall in love with these placemats again.
Making pompoms may not be hard. Use them on the edges of your existing placemats. This design embellishes and adds an elegant touch.
Since the pompoms have finished ends, it is simple to attach them to your placemats. And with only hot glue, your new placemats will be ready.
DIY No-sew Plate Chargers
We often see plate chargers made from plastic or straw. Did you know that you can use fabric to come up with one that will win hearts?
You do not need sewing techniques. You can make one by simply cutting out your material. You will have to use a lampshade or anything that will bring out a round shape. And without much time, you will have your plate charger.
DIY Kids Printable Placemats
A placemat with a kid’s theme can be inspiring for your children. As you can see above, the placemat has some printings. Kids can colour them and even draw what they love.
If you choose this French theme for the kids, you can complement it with some French food. You can also coordinate it with some blue and red flags. What a great learning experience for your kids!
DIY Woven Placemat
Are you craving to add a big statement on your dining table? Your own hands have the power to do so. You can weave for yourself this beautiful placemat.
You will need some yarns and rope to thread through the cardboard. On seeing it, you may think it is hard to do. But within a little time, you can finish this boho project.
As you have seen from the ideas above, it is not hard to give your dining table that chic inspiration.
With the materials around you, you are good to go. Whether summer or spring, you can find something for your tables. Why waste resources yet you can do it yourself? Inspire yourself by trying one or two.