Star Stenciled Placemats

on July 6, 2016

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I don’t have a kitchen table. I have a coffee table and a bar that is usually full of random crafting stuff. Needless to say I’ve spent most of my adult life without a kitchen table. So imagine me with a drawer of interchangeable placemats for each season…. yeah, not gonna happen.  As much as I think they add to a table, they’re kind of hard to keep around when you don’t have a use for them and limited storage space. Maybe when I figure out how to organize my apartment (after 3 years of living here) I will get a kitchen table.

It wasn’t until I started feeding 2 year olds at the big kid table that I realized a love for place mats and not just because they can be cute. Especially ones that are either disposable or washable. I made these Team USA Star Stenciled Placemats for a patriotic play date and kind of fell in love with them. They cost less than $2 each and took me about 15 minutes to make total. Best of all, the kids loved them!

Star Stenciled Placemats

Simple and easy star stenciled placemats are a great addition to your next 4th of Juy, Memorial Day, or Team USA Olympics party!
Time: 30 min or less
Cost: Under $5

Supplies:
Red and Blue woven placemats – I got mine from the Dollar Tree
White Acrylic Paint
Disposable plate for paint
Poster board or Card Stock
Stencil Sponge
Exacto Knife
Sharpie

Simple and easy star stenciled placemats are a great addition to your next 4th of Juy, Memorial Day, or Team USA Olympics party!

Draw your star on a piece of posterboard or card stock. If you don’t want to free hand you can print one out on card stock. Cut your star out using the X-acto knife.

Simple and easy star stenciled placemats are a great addition to your next 4th of Juy, Memorial Day, or Team USA Olympics party!

Squirt some white acrylic paint onto the disposable plate and, while holding the stencil in place, use your pouncer to fill in the stencil. Do as many or as few stars as you’d like.

Simple and easy star stenciled placemats are a great addition to your next 4th of Juy, Memorial Day, or Team USA Olympics party!

Let them dry for 2 hours and you’re ready for your Team USA play date!

Simple and easy star stenciled placemats are a great addition to your next 4th of Juy, Memorial Day, or Team USA Olympics party!

 

Want to make more USA themed goodies? Check out this Firecracker bark for a sweet yet exciting treat or some Patriotic Cookies!

Make this fun patriotic firecracker bark with pop rocks for an great surprise! Great for 4th of July, Memorial Day and Team USA parties!
Feeling fruity? These DIY Watermelon Shoes are quick, fun fashion for your summer picnics! Easy potato stamp tutorial for great results!

1 Comment

  • Reply Clarissa

    These are great – easy and cheap – the perfect DIY 😉

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    July 6, 2016 at 8:48 am
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