How to Transform Dollar Tree Placemats Into Stunning Home Decor

Hey there! Are you ready for some creative placemat ideas that you can use in your home styling? I've got something exciting for you: Dollar Tree placemats turned into stylish home decor! Yes, you heard it right. With a bit of creativity and a few jute placemats, you can add an earthy, modern, farmhouse vibe to your home.

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Get your crafting supplies ready because we're about to dive into some awesome crafts with placemats.

Tools and Materials:

How to sew jute placemats together for a textured pillow

Pom Pom Pillow Case

Turn ordinary jute placemats into a boho throw pillow.

1. Sewing the Placemats

To begin, sew two placemats together using an upholstery needle and jute twine. Use a simple over-under stitch along the perimeter, pausing around two-thirds of the way through.

Add polyfill stuffing to your desired thickness

2. Adding Volume

Now, it's time to add some volume. Insert polyfill stuffing between the two placemats, adjusting the thickness to your liking.

Sew the hole closed

3. Complete the Sewing

Once you're satisfied, resume sewing the remaining space with the jute twine and secure it with a knot at the end.

Creative placemats ideas

At this point, you can choose to stop and enjoy the textured pillow as is.

Use a pom-pom maker to create eight to ten pom-poms

4. Optional Pom-Pom Embellishment

However, if you want to take it a step further, make eight to ten pom-poms using a pom-pom maker in colors that resonate with your style.

Sew the pom-poms at different points around the pillow

With an upholstery needle and yarn, sew the pom-poms at different points around the perimeter of the pillow.

Bohemian woven pillow from placemats

Finally, style your jute pom-pom pillow on a sofa or chair and bask in the compliments.

Ways to reuse dollar tree placemats

Lazy Susan Design Ideas

For this project, you'll need a basic lazy susan which you can thrift or find at a second-hand store.

Spray paint the lazy susan

1. Prepare the Lazy Susan

Start by spray painting it black for a sleek look.

Apply glue to the center of the placemat

2. Attaching the Jute Placemat

Grab a jute placemat and apply hot glue to its center.

Crafts with placemats

Attach the placemat to the top of the lazy susan, ensuring it is firmly secured.

Attach the placemat to the lazy susan in sections from the center to the edge

Continue gluing the underside of the placemat to the lazy susan, working your way from the center to the edge.

Transforming a basic lazy susan with jute placemats

This step-by-step approach guarantees a secure and durable attachment.

Placemat ideas: Rustic serving tray

3. Serving Trivet or Plant Platform

Now, you have a practical serving trivet for your dining table.

Creating a unique plant stand with textured jute placemats

Alternatively, you can use it as a platform for your potted plants. Simply turn the lazy susan to ensure each plant receives the best light or arrange them in a visually pleasing manner.

The serving trivet offers both functionality and style to elevate your home decor.

How to upcycle Dollar store placemats

Rustic Plant Pot

Revamp an old planter pot into a trendy addition to your living space.

1. Prepare the Planter Pot

Begin by cleaning up the pot to prepare it for the transformation.

Take a jute placemat and fold its bottom under

2. Creating the Textured Sides

Take a jute placemat and fold its bottom under, securing it with glue to create a stable base.

Secure the folded bottom with glue

Repeat this step for two additional placemats.

Enhancing your living space with handmade jute home accessories

3. Wrap and Secure the Placemats in Place

Next, glue the sides of the placemats together, forming a row that can be molded into a cylindrical shape.

Glue the ends of the placemats together where they meet

Carefully wrap the connected placemats around the planter pot, making sure they fit snugly. Glue the ends together where they meet to maintain the structure.

Easy and affordable jute placemat crafts for a stylish home

Voila! You now have a beautifully textured planter pot that will delight your plants and enhance the aesthetic appeal of any room.

More Placemat Hacks

For another incredible repurposing idea, read this step-by-step tutorial on turning Dollar Tree placemats into a trendy planter pot.

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DIY Jute Home Decor Ideas Using Placemats

In conclusion, don't underestimate the power of jute placemats when it comes to transforming your home decor. With their natural texture and versatility, these Dollar Tree placemats have the potential to add a touch of style and uniqueness to any space. From cozy pillows to practical trivets and trendy planter pots, the possibilities are endless.

So, grab some jute placemats, unleash your creativity, and let your imagination run wild. I can't wait to see the incredible crafts you'll come up with!

Feel free to share your creations in the comments below and join the conversation.

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  • 516maria 516maria on Jul 20, 2023
    Love the pillow with the pompoms. How can I make the pompoms without that tool.?. I want to go Dollar Tree right now but I’m babysitting…lol
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