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:
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.
2. Adding Volume
Now, it's time to add some volume. Insert polyfill stuffing between the two placemats, adjusting the thickness to your liking.
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.
At this point, you can choose to stop and enjoy the textured pillow as is.
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.
With an upholstery needle and yarn, sew the pom-poms at different points around the perimeter of the pillow.
Finally, style your jute pom-pom pillow on a sofa or chair and bask in the compliments.
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.
1. Prepare the Lazy Susan
Start by spray painting it black for a sleek look.
2. Attaching the Jute Placemat
Grab a jute placemat and apply hot glue to its center.
Attach the placemat to the top of the lazy susan, ensuring it is firmly secured.
Continue gluing the underside of the placemat to the lazy susan, working your way from the center to the edge.
This step-by-step approach guarantees a secure and durable attachment.
3. Serving Trivet or Plant Platform
Now, you have a practical serving trivet for your dining table.
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.
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.
2. Creating the Textured Sides
Take a jute placemat and fold its bottom under, securing it with glue to create a stable base.
Repeat this step for two additional placemats.
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.
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.
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
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.