Showing posts with label placemats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label placemats. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2011

Upcycling: bamboo placemat vase

Here’s a simple idea that changes the look of a plain vase instantly.

Use a placemat and wrap it around a cylinder shaped vase. Tie it with a piece of ribbon or twine and you have a whole new look.

I found this bamboo placemat with amazing colors at the Dollar Store.
If you don’t have a cylinder shaped vase, wrap your placemat around a jar or water bottle. Super easy with super results.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Etceteras: easy summer coasters

Although summer is coming to a close, there’s still plenty of good weather for outdoor gatherings, barbeques or just sitting outside with a cool drink.

I have to confess, these pretty coasters were probably the easiest thing I’ve ever made. These started as dollar store plastic placemats.

I honestly didn’t know if this project would work or not. I wasn’t sure if my circle cutter would cut through the plastic or if once they were cut, the plastic would separate. Amazingly, the plastic cut nicely and easily.

In my photos, I’m using the textured or wrong side of the coaster as the top. The texture seemed more coaster-ish and I liked the muted colors better.