Polka Dot DIY Placemats in 15 minutes

Apparently, polka dots are a theme around here this week.

But really, what better pattern to be a theme than polka dots? They are just too fun.

If you were around last summer, you know my polka dot love started with my Kate Spade inspired lamp makeover.

On Monday, I shared a fun DIY party wreath complete with polka dots as well.

The polka dots are back again with these DIY Placemats.

DIY Placemats via RainonaTinRoof.com #placemat #DIY

DIY Placemats

I whipped up these bad boys with the same oilcloth that I used on the party wreath. Now, we all know I can’t draw or cut a straight line even with a ruler, so I pulled a 16 x 16 picture frame off the wall and traced it onto the back of the fabric.

DIY Placemats via RainonaTinRoof.com #placemat #DIYThen, I lined a level up against the traced line and cut it out with an X-Acto Knife*.

DIY Placemats via RainonaTinRoof.com #placemat #DIY

And then I had pretty little polka dotted squares.

DIY Placemats via RainonaTinRoof.com #placemat #DIY

I used this pink ribbon that was leftover from the party wreath to make the bows around the plates.

I refuse to tell you how long I spent trying to make that bow look decent. Needless to say, if you have a bow trick – send it my way.

DIY Placemats via RainonaTinRoof.com #placemat #DIYThe green lined napkins were an estate sale find. I got four of them for $1. I’m sure you can imagine how my heart leaped out of my body at that moment.

DIY Placemats via RainonaTinRoof.com #placemat #DIYIf you want to, you can stop there. I mean, you have incredibly cute polka dot DIY placemats. But………..

DIY Placemats via RainonaTinRoof.com #placemat #DIYYou could also add some ribbon along the top and another little sparkly bow and have some serious Kate Spade style placemats.

DIY Placemats via RainonaTinRoof.com #placemat #DIYWhich will you choose?

I did two sets of both styles cause that’s how I roll.

Any DIY placemats in your future? With polka dots? Or maybe one of these fun prints?

You know you don’t wanna miss any of this crazy.

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Disclosure: Online Fabric Store provided me with the fabric for this project. However, all opinions and love of polka dots are 100% mine.

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  1. says

    Super cute Jenna!! I LOVE those pretty green napkins too- what a find. I didn’t know you could do that with oil cloth- thanks for the tip!!

  2. says

    You really do cute things…this is such a cleaver idea to use oil cloth..so simple and yet so cute. Once again I would love to have you join us for Centerpiece Wednesday linky party where tons of bloggers share their creativity, recipes, DIY projects and more…come on over and see and share with us.

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