If you're anything like me, you often wait until the last minute to do anything. And now you've realized Thanksgiving is two days away and you're place settings are a little lacking. Chipped plates aside, I can help you out with that. These placemats are easy, cheap, and interesting enough to make it look like you didn't put them together at 3:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning.
You will need:
- plain placemats
- paint pen
- scrap cardboard
To start, use a ruler to draw a triangle onto a piece of scrap cardboard (I used a piece of a cat food box), and cut it out. The triangle doesn't have to be perfect. I made mine a bit skewed because I'm going for somewhat of an abstract look.
Use the triangle stencil to trace triangle shapes flipped up and down in a row across the placemat. It's best if you use a sheet of paper or a ruler to guide you and keep them straight. Don't worry terribly about the exact positioning of the triangle - remember, it can be abstract.
Now keep doing that until you've covered the whole placemat with triangles! I was originally going to fill them in with acrylic paint, but I ended up liking the look of them empty (plus, we're going for quick here, right?). The paint pen dries fast, so you'll be finished in no time.
What'd I tell you, that was super quick and easy, right?
From Wonderland with Love,