DIY dotted placemat

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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! 

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  1. Posted December 13, 2012

    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

    • Kate says
      Posted December 13, 2012

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

  2. Mary P says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    Very cute. I think I’ll try this.

  3. Unknown says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    So cute & easy!

  4. Posted December 13, 2012

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

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

  5. Pamela says
    Posted December 13, 2012

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

  6. Posted December 13, 2012

    Pretty and easy too…

  7. Beth says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    Love it! These are gorgeous! 🙂

  8. Annette says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    Cute! Where did you find the placemats?

  9. Posted December 13, 2012

    Love it!

  10. Posted December 13, 2012

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

  11. Posted December 13, 2012

    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? 😉

  12. Jill says
    Posted December 13, 2012

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

  13. Connie says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    Cool idea! PS: I have that same silverware 🙂

  14. Kristen says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    Oh I love that ! So beautiful!

  15. Posted December 13, 2012

    Consider them made! What size dowel did you use?

  16. Micha says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    Oh, I love these! I’ve been loving scattery dots lately, and these fit that bill perfectly 🙂

  17. Posted December 13, 2012

    Adorable! Can’t wait to see the feathers!

  18. Posted December 13, 2012

    I love these! I love the confetti look!

  19. Posted December 13, 2012

    A little beautiful detail! We love it!

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  20. Holly says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    These are gorgeous! I’m gonna try my hand at making them, too 🙂

  21. Amanda says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    This turned out really pretty!

  22. Posted December 13, 2012

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

  23. Cheryl says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    So clever! 🙂 The blue and gold are two of my favorite colors, I’ll have to remember this!

  24. Posted December 13, 2012

    Such a great idea, these are really elegant!

  25. Posted December 13, 2012

    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

  26. Posted December 13, 2012

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
    so simple but so cute!
    you are LOVING that martha stewart paint 🙂

    xo – heather
    http://www.ThisLifeIsYours.com

  27. Alyssa says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    Love love love this!

  28. Posted December 13, 2012

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

  29. SH says
    Posted December 13, 2012

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

  30. Melissa says
    Posted December 13, 2012

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

  31. Melissa says
    Posted December 13, 2012

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

  32. Posted December 13, 2012

    So cute. It looks like Lauren’s blog 😉

  33. Posted December 13, 2012

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  34. Posted December 13, 2012

    Wow, every time I come to your blog I’m amazed by your creativity and inspired by your aesthetic. 🙂 Love these placemats!

  35. Melissa says
    Posted December 13, 2012

    This is ADORABLE! I’m waaaay too in to polka dots right now. It’s seriously becoming a problem. 🙂

  36. Posted December 13, 2012

    I love this!!!

  37. Posted December 13, 2012

    LOVE THIS 🙂 I am TOOOOOTALLY trying it!

  38. Posted December 13, 2012

    So cute… Love it.

    Vera

  39. Heather says
    Posted December 14, 2012

    So sophisticated!

  40. Posted December 14, 2012

    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

  41. Posted December 14, 2012

    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.

  42. Posted December 15, 2012

    Love this. So simple and pretty!

  43. Mary P says
    Posted January 1, 2013

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

  44. Posted February 22, 2013

    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/