Quick Leafy Autumn Placemats
NOTES: I used a 12″ x 18″ piece of thin stiff felt I already had and made a 12″ circle for the base. It took approximately 55 2″ to 3″ leaves to cover it.
⚫ Fall Leaves
⚫Large Deep Yellow Felt
⚫ Glue Gun
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Best Garden Outdoor on Aug 23, 2020
Fold the card in half lengthways. Cut long lines in the card about 1 inch apart and about 1 inch from the edge of the card.
Cut the paper into strips about 1 inch wide. Take a strip of paper and pass it under the card and then up through the first slit, down through the second and back up through the third and so on until you reach the other side of the card. Push it up so it sits as close to the top of the brown card as it can reach.
Repeat with a different coloured strip of paper, starting the other way, down through the first slit and up through the second and so on. Repeat until the card is full.
Laminating will protect your mat.
Von on Sep 20, 2020
All these great ideas but unfortunately we don't have a dollar tree shop ( which sounds like they have everything) I wish we did have anything like that here in Australia, even if these were real leaves, no autumn leaves either we are now in spring, ha ha! Plus where I live in metropolitan Melbourne we have been in stage 4 total lockdown since the 2nd of August, numbers are finally dropping, so hope to hear something positive in a weeks time. So much time on our hands and no motivation. Thank God for the internet. Keep safe.🇦🇺
great idea but what about spills/ splatters on it? how would you clean up ..like speggetti sauce /wine etc/...
Could you spray on a sealer or would you use Modpoge? Dollar Tree also has round placemats made of a straw type material, in great colors. How can you ever, ever get toooo many fall leaves. Good Job!