How To: Make Hot Glue Placemats + More Crafts Ideas!

Follow the step by step tutorials for these easy and beautiful crafts!

By Hometalk Hits

Step 1: Grab some parchment paper

Start with a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper.

Step 2: Trace a plate

Trace around it about 1/2 away from the edge.

Step 3: Trace outline with hot glue

Trace the outline of the plate with a nice line of hot glue.

Step 4: Criss cross, zig zag & overlap!

Once your boundaries are set, go wild! Be sure that the lines touch your border so everything becomes one!

Step 5: Spray paint

Once your glue has cooled down and hardened, spray paint it your color of choice.

Step 6: Use as placemat!

Easy and elegant!

Step 1: Cut half inch circles

Measure 1/2 inch sections on each roll and cut them along the line, making tiny circles.

Step 3: Cut strip from paper bag

Make sure not to cut down the sides so you are left with 1 unbroken circle.

Step 4: Use bowl to create circle

Accordion fold the paper to create a rope-like shape. Using a bowl for a form, hot glue the 2 sides together to form a circle.

Step 5: Begin gluing!

You can get crazy with your design or keep it simple.

Step 7: Lift off of bowl

Once you're happy with the size of your wreath, simply lift it off your bowl.

Step 8: Add embellishments (optional)

Add tissue paper flowers or any other embellishments.

Step 9: Hang and admire!

Hang on the inside or outside of your door!

How To: Make Labels From Packing Tape

All you need in a printed word document, packing tape and water!

Step 1: Print and cut out words

Just use plain old printer paper and ink and cut out your words.

Step 2: Place packing tape over paper

Take a regular packing tape (ultra clear) and place it over your word.

Step 3: Burnish with credit card

Take a credit card and press hard to rub the into onto the tape

Step 4: Soak and rub off paper

Let the label sit in the water for 1 minute to loosen the paper. Begin to rub off all the paper backing.

Step 5: Dry and stick!

Let the label dry completely. It will return to it's sticky state and you'll be able to attach it to anything!