December 13, 2012

DIY dotted placemat

If at any point in the near(ish) future you are having a dinner party and you need cute placemats. . . make these. 

All you need? Martha Stewart metallic acrylic paint (or any kind of craft paint), some tool to "dot" with, and a plain placemat.










diy gold-dipped feathers coming soon! 

45 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! That is adorable. If I had craft paint I would dip and dot everything in sight! Probably good that I don't! Haha!

    Melissa from Grin & Barrett

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    1. Haha, I know. It's tempting to add dots to everything!

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  2. Very cute. I think I'll try this.

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  3. Psst. This is a technique that Aboriginals often do in their art!

    http://www.aboriginalartshop.com/
    http://www.mbantua.com.au/

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  4. Ohhh, how pretty!! LOVE! So simple, yet gorgeous!

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  5. Love it! These are gorgeous! :)

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  6. Cute! Where did you find the placemats?

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  7. I love polka dots, so yes! I would love to sit at that place setting. Very nice :)

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  8. So cute and simple, Kate! You're going to have all of us dot-dot-dotting our shoes, clothes, place mats, walls, cats... wait, what? ;)

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  9. Love this! But guess who never has dinner parties....yep. Me. haha

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  10. Cool idea! PS: I have that same silverware :)

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  11. Oh I love that ! So beautiful!

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  12. Consider them made! What size dowel did you use?

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  13. Oh, I love these! I've been loving scattery dots lately, and these fit that bill perfectly :)

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  14. Adorable! Can't wait to see the feathers!

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  15. I love these! I love the confetti look!

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  16. A little beautiful detail! We love it!

    http://sialsiquiero.wordpress.com

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  17. These are gorgeous! I'm gonna try my hand at making them, too :)

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  18. This seems like something even my non-crafty self could handle. Very pretty! : )

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  19. So clever! :) The blue and gold are two of my favorite colors, I'll have to remember this!

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  20. Such a great idea, these are really elegant!

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  21. So gorgeous! Reminds me of Lauren's header on her blog, hahaha. But I love the pale blue and gold together, such a classic look! :)

    Lynette @ lynette marie

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
    so simple but so cute!
    you are LOVING that martha stewart paint :)

    xo - heather
    www.ThisLifeIsYours.com

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  23. Love this simple yet adorable project! Pinning onto my DIY board for sure!

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  24. This is so cute! I love the gold - so festive and appropriate for Christmas.
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  25. Would love to know where you got the placemat. I love the color and clean lines!

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  26. Would love to know where you got the placemat. I love the color and clean lines!

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  27. So cute. It looks like Lauren's blog ;)

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  29. Wow, every time I come to your blog I'm amazed by your creativity and inspired by your aesthetic. :) Love these placemats!

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  30. This is ADORABLE! I'm waaaay too in to polka dots right now. It's seriously becoming a problem. :)

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  31. So cute, love your strategic placement of the dots! My natural tendency would have just been dots all over, but I like what you did instead.

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  32. File this under "How have I never thought of this before?!"

    Also good that I can file it under "DIY I am actually capable of doing."

    Love love love it.

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  33. Having trouble finding these plain placemats. Where can i buy them?
    Thank you.

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  34. Kate, I loved this post when you first made it, but it recently inspired me when it came to making some curtains for my bedroom. Here is the post where you can see a picture. Thanks for the inspiration! http://keepingitcrassy.blogspot.com/

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