Simple Thanksgiving Placemats

 Bonnie and I are just so thrilled to participate in the Thankful Series hosted by NY Melrose Family this week.  For us, Thanksgiving is centered around family, especially our children.  Today, we are going to show you how to create these  Simple Thanksgiving placemats for your kid’s table this year…
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Supplies Needed: 

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  Sometimes in a craft project it is all about the tools you use that make it look fabulous and super easy to do.  These Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors definitely fit in that category!  This project can be done in about five minutes with this guy.  That is super important when you have lots of holiday guests and lots of placemats to complete!

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 Step One.  Fringe the right and left sides of your large felt piece.  You want to use your fringing scissors and cut a little over an inch long.  If you don’t have my fancy schmancy craft scissors,  you totally can use regular scissors to make equal cuts all the way down the sides of the placemats.

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 Step Two.  To make the utensil pocket, you will take the smaller piece of felt and fold down top about one inch and glue it down.  You then will hot glue the sides and bottom to your placemat where you want it to go.  Finally, glue down your leaves for embellishment! We made our felt leaves using our Sizzix Big Shot and Leaf Die Cuts but your could make them by tracing leaf shapes and simply cutting them out.

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 Step Three. The last thing I did was glue one more felt leaf down in the lower right hand side of the placemat.  That’s all folks! Now you have an adorable placemat for your little { or big } kid’s table for Thanksgiving!

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 Such a fun and easy project… even your kids could help you make it!  Just use craft glue instead of hot glue!

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 There are some fabulous bloggers participating in the NY Melrose Family’s Thankful series… be sure to check them out this week!


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  1. Love this project!! It’s simple and beautiful. Megan

  2. These are so sweet… Thanks for sharing

  3. So cute!! Love this! Quick and easy…and darling!

  4. What a cute idea! So simple yet so adorable. I have pinned this!
    Debbie :)

  5. Love this! Pinned and shared on Facebook :) Hope you ladies are having a wonderful weekend!

  6. What a cute idea — and so easy too! And the scissors are such a fab tool.

  7. Very simple sweet goodness….my way of saying I love them.

  8. Love the project and super cool scissors – I totally need to get some of those!
    Saw you on Made By You Monday BTW :)

  9. What a cute idea! Love this, and I love the Thankful series! :)

  10. whatttttt????? they make scissors for making cute fringe like that?!? AWESOME! Thanks for inspiring as always ladies!

  11. I love these placemats!

  12. What a cute idea, so festive! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  13. So so cute ladies! Love those scissors too!

  14. So cute! I ordered those scissors from consumer crafts and have been wondering what to do with them. Thanks for the fab idea! :)


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