When I saw this Valentine Placemat project from Katydid and Kid, I immediately pinned it and decided Little Crafter and I needed to make it. Right away.
Literally about two hours after I'd seen it online, we made our own version. I already had all the supplies I needed here at home, so why wait? We didn't have any doilies, but I figured scrapbook paper hearts would work just as well...and they did!
Here's ours and how you can make your own
STEP 2: Use ribbon to make a border for the placemat by sticking it onto the contact paper in a rectangle shape.
STEP 3: Place hearts wherever you want them to go and gently press down to adhere. We had to have blue and purple hearts too, since LC is adamant that blue, red, and purple are his three favorite colors.
STEP 4: Sprinkle with glitter.
STEP 5: Remove backing from another piece of contact paper. Place that second piece sticky side up. Take your placemat and flip it over, pressing it onto the piece of contact paper. Rub to get the bubbles out and make sure the two pieces seal. Trim around the edges.
The beautiful thing about contact paper is that you can easily wipe it clean, it's waterproof, and this placemat is even reversible! What could be more fun? And since we had everything we needed, it was free!
I'm actually kind of jealous of Little Crafter...I may have to get him to make one for me!
If you try this, I'd love to see!