Ribbon Placemats for Your Holiday Table Setting

2 Materials
20 Minutes

The holidays are coming up quickly, and if you’re like me, you’re scrambling to get all your gifts together. There’s nothing more festive than a velvet ribbon placemat for Christmas dinner! This is an easy project that requires only three supplies: ribbon in your favorite Christmas colors, hot glue gun, and a Dollar Tree placemat. Follow these steps to make one for yourself or as a gift this season.

Easy tutorial to make ribbon placemats for your holiday table setting

This festive placemat serves many purposes in my Christmas decorating! It’s so pretty!

I chose two colors of velvet ribbon but you could choose as many as you like. My next project will have three colors of ribbon! Full disclosure: I was going to use this calendar hanging frame to make a ribbon tray but I didn’t have enough ribbon so you can look forward to that DIY in the future LOL.

These velvet ribbons are from Hobby Lobby in the ribbon and trim section near the fabric.

I started by. cutting my velvet ribbon to the size I needed to fit around my Dollar Tree Placemat.

I used a plastic placemat to give it stability and something to hold my weave in place.

I turned my velvet ribbon pattern over to the right side down on my tabletop and placed my Dollar Tree placemat down. It fits! Yay!

I started hot gluing my pieces down one at a time sown the same side so that all of my green velvet ribbon was glued on this end first.

Then I proceeded down the red velvet ribbon gluing both sides of the same red velvet ribbon as I went so that only the green velvet ribbon is left unglued on the one end.

Constantly flipping the placemat back and forth from front to back the entire time to make sure that my ribbon is straight. Don’t rely on the backside of the velvet ribbon matching up straight.

This velvet ribbon placemat project only took me about 20 minutes and it really is stunning!

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I love making homemade decorations for the holidays. It’s a lot of fun to create something that you can enjoy and share with your family year after year. What is your favorite Christmas project ever? Let me know in the comments below!

Suggested materials:
  • Velvet Ribbon
  • Dollar tree placemat
Amy Sadler
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  • Grace Grace on Dec 23, 2021

    How much ribbon is needed for each placemat?

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  • DN DN on Dec 23, 2021

    It really is stunning! Very elegant for a small investment. Win-win! 🎄❤️

  • Kitty Kitty on Dec 24, 2021

    Truely beautiful!! My only question is how would you clean them?