DIY Leafy Chargers/Placemats
If you have leftover faux foliage, this easy DIY is a great way to turn them into beautiful chargers or placemats for your spring table. No special skills involved; just a little time and some glue! For more junk repurposed ideas, check out the "projects" section of my blog, HERE.
Grab a bunch of extra faux foliage leaves or petals. You'll need 28 larger leaves to make 1 placemat/charger. Hydrangea leaves work well-that's what I used here.
With your fingers or a pliers, pull off plastic veining from the back of the leaves.
To create a base for the charger/placemat, cut an 11" circle from thicker felt. Drawing around a dinner plate makes it easy.
Using fabric glue or hot glue, begin by adhering leaves around the perimeter of the felt circle, overlapping each other slightly. On the back the leaves should go beyond the felt circle edge 1-2".
Continue with 2nd layer of leaves and 3rd layer. Finish with a final leaf in the middle. Allow to dry.
You can make a whole table setting full of these easy placemats/chargers. You could use different types of leaves for each one or even make them with large-flowered petals. Beautiful for a spring table setting or in your home decor underneath accessories. If you'd like to see the pretty spring table I set with these, click HERE!
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