Yes, I did.
Because it could be done.
And because it’s so stinking cute!
These are Christmas placemats made out of the new holiday prints Duck Tape has rolled out.
Why are Duct Tape placemats a good idea?
Well, because noone else is going to have them.
Because they are adorable.
And…wipe on, wipe off!!
yes. that is all.
I marked off the length I wanted to keep the duct tape strips. I did tear them a bit longer just to be sure.
You need to build your “fabric”. If you have never made duct tape “fabric” check out this post that shows you. It’s easy. Simply flip over your duct tape sticky side up. Lay your next strip sticky side down on HALF. The next on the other half. Repeat again and again. Check out the post if you don’t understand.
Tip…when working with patterns make sure you have them line up!
Now it’s time to make your ruffle. Rip your strip about twice as long as your placemat.
To make the ruffle you want to purposely pinch the duct tape in pleats as you go. This will create ruffles.
Do the same thing on the other side. And then press the two sides together. Fold over any edges that are exposed.
okay, I forgot to take pictures from here on out. Mostly because it was simple and I didn’t think you needed it.
Run a strip of duct tape along the edge of your ruffle if you like. I did. It covered my wonky edged ruffle.
To make the Christmas Tree…
use varying strips of duct tape to create the tree shape.
a square on the top for the star.
then take your Sharpie and outline the whole thing, add a star, and trunk.
then write your words (mine were be merry) alongside the trunk.
Now your world is complete because you have duct tape Christmas placemats.
Linking up this craft with these great parties…