Friday, May 13, 2011

A Place for Place mats!

Well now that our table actually has a place in our home I painted some place mats!  I haven't painted the table yet but that will come in due time.

I used my Silhouette AGAIN!  Yeah it was a great investment since I use it for EVERYTHING!  I made half the place mat at a time since they are huge Ikea mats!

Here is my design..
All I had to do was make two cuts with my silhouette a right side like above then I flipped it and cut a left side.  I was able to lay it down, paint it, peel it off and then repeat for each mat so that I didn't have to waste vinyl material which kept my costs down!

The place mats only cost a dollar each at Ikea and I obviously already had the silhouette, vinyl, plus I had the fabric paint on hand!  I used the same fabric paint I had already purchased for my Painted Shoes!
Our new house doesn't look empty but it definitely isn't done!  We should get to a "done-ish" point by tomorrow night!  We haven't hung a single thing yet so once we do all that I will take photos and show you before and afters!

Check out this great blog where I am linking up my Silhouette projects!  It is a blog party for all for crafty cutters!


  1. RachelMay 13, 2011 5:02 PM

    They're adorable! I swear, by the time I get a Silhouette, everyone will have moved on to the next big thing. It'll be like having a Walkman in a world full of ipods (another item I still don't have). Love the placemats!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  2. ChrisMay 13, 2011 6:38 PM

    I love the way your tablecloths came out! I'm also slightly jealous you have a nice craft cutter. :) Great job.

  3. TiffMay 14, 2011 4:21 AM

    They look amazing! You are very talented! x

  4. Tanya @ Greetings From the AsylumMay 16, 2011 11:15 AM

    These place mats are cute! I love the design you used. Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

  5. Emily @ LaForce Be With YouMay 16, 2011 2:00 PM

    Very creative! Don't you just love your silhouette!

  6. AngieMay 17, 2011 2:01 PM

    What a great idea! I'd really like to try this. Where did you find your design - it's kind-of the style I'm looking for. Thanks

  7. RebeccaMay 17, 2011 3:35 PM

    Those are so cute. Love the colors. =]

  8. Amanda @ Serenity NowMay 17, 2011 6:07 PM

    I love your design! What fun placemats. :) Thanks for sharing!!

  9. madison avenueMay 17, 2011 7:34 PM

    those are so cute!!! i love that you painted them! what a creative idea!!!

  10. freckled laundryMay 19, 2011 8:24 PM

    Very cute! At some point, I have to get me a silhouette! Thanks for linking!

  11. Kaitlin SaenzMay 20, 2011 5:10 PM

    Okay love this! I am a new follower and blown away that you spell your name exactly like I do! This is a rare occasion!

    Thanks for your inspiration and I'd love it if you stopped by my place sometime!

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