Quick & Easy Christmas Placemats
How quick and easy is this idea!
I am loving these place mats. As anyone who has met me knows, I am a huge fan of K-mart. There is a local store next to where I do my grocery shopping, and I often duck in to find new products to embroider for presents.
One of my favourite products only comes out at Christmas, and is the K-mart Christmas Place mats. They are $1.50 each, and made of silver or gold vinyl (I also love picking these up at the after Christmas sales if your store has any spare – last year I picked these up for .50c each). I have been using them over the years to create place mats using the Zentangle designs, and this year I have taken it to the next level.
Using the Face Up To Christmas Design collection, I have embroidered these place mats with reindeer or snowball faces. Making it simple to embroider, and to avoid using either double sided tape, or basting stitches (which would leave marks), I have secured the place mats to the hooped stabiliser using my MagnaPins.
Just a few hours (I finished all 12 of mine in a night) of stitching, and you will have a unique Christmas place mat setting that will be enjoyed by all.
I added extra glamour to my designs by using my metallic threads.
Links to Products used in this project
Face up to Christmas Design collection from Julie Hall Designs