...dressed up placemats...

This post was originally featured on Simple Home Life...to read more about Jackie & her AWESOME blog, click here...

Today I'm going to show you a little project my kids and I did to kind of spice up our summer dinner table.

I picked up these bamboo placemats from Target's $2.50 section...4 mats for $2.50...that's my kind of placemat.

 I found some silhouettes that I really loved and that really represented summer & my kids to me. I cut them onto vinyl (with my Silhouette machine) and placed the reverse image onto the placemats...

Then, after making sure the vinyl was stuck to the mat reeeaaallly well, my daughter & I dabbed paint over the top of our stencil...making sure to keep our brushes vertical, so as to minimize paint seepage under the vinyl...

We let the paint dry for a minute or two (we didn't want it to dry too much because we didn't want it peeling up when we took the stencil off), peeled up the vinyl, and done!

There you have it...easy peasy, dressed-up placemats!

My kids adore eating off of these placemats...they each feel so special having a mat to call his/her own...and they clean up really well...bonus.

Here's where I'm linking up this week...


  1. love them! i just bought straw bags lined with turquoise cotton in the $1 aisle--may do something similar! thanks for the inspiration.

  2. You`re welcome, I love your blog;))
    This is such acute idea!
    Lovely greetings...


  3. oh my, I love this! I need to run to the store asap!

  4. I love these place mats. They are so cute. I saw them at Target and should have picked them up. Maybe it's time to go back.


  5. Adorable, what a simple/fun project!

  6. I need a vinyl machine...I think I use my neighbor's more than she does. Too bad my birthday is still so far away....where's publisher's clearing house when you need them?

  7. Wow! What a fun way to dress up your placemats! I'm loving it. Girlie, thanks for linking up :) Btw, I also have a party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways so feel free to link up your etsy and giveaways :) It starts every Tuesday at 5 pm, PST.

  8. I love these!! I want to make them for my son.

  9. Wow! Your blog is amazing! Love the idea of the placemats. They are adorable! Glad I found you on Twitter.

  10. I did not see that post, Mags- looooove it!!! So glad you will be OUR guest tomorrow :) xoxox

  11. Love these! What a good idea, thanks for sharing!

  12. Lovely placemats! I've featured this project today at http://www.craftbuds.com/fresh-picks-for-wednesday-7-6-11/


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