>> Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Awhile back I found a cute placemat for Nani. It was in the shape of a castle and had outlines of how to set the table. Pretty cute. But it was foam and there was no easy way to clean off the food particles that would become caked on.
So I thought I'd make my own.
From the Dollar Tree, I picked up these cute felt Princess crowns in the craft section. The tag said they were wall hangings, but for me, they were perfect for my placemat idea. Once I got home, I dug through my craft supply and found the oversized foam sheets that I needed. I used white to offset the purple princess crowns.
I glued the crowns on to the foam sheets. That was the easy part.
I had to have My Marine help me with the next part - which was covering the whole thing with contact paper. I hate working with contact paper. It just never works out for me - it gets all wrinkly and sticks to everything. So I was hoping by having an extra set of hands, it would make it a little easier.....and I was right. Plus My Marine was a good sport with helping me out!
Laminate, smooth, and then set the table!
Foam sheets - already on hand
Contact paper - already on hand
Felt Princess crowns - $2
Not bad! AND they are easy to wipe off spills!