Ahhh! Honored to be the first post in the Summer Kickoff Series! I used to do a lot of entertaining before I went full-time with the wedding biz. My summers are soooo packed and jammed now that I rarely have time to socialize. So wistfully, I want to share an idea for some cute, personalized placemats! They are sure to start a conversation and your guests will feel soooo special.
You'll need Brown Bag Kraft, Pop-Tone and Origami paper, some cool punches and plenty of patience.
|Grab some brown bag kraft paper and start measuring 2" from each edge. The pop tone paper will go here...|
Put it to the side.
|Now its time to start working on the decoration for the placemat. Can't be too much if your guest's plate will actually sit here.|
|Adding florals is always fun for summer... I punched multiple floral shapes and then slightly shifted each one and layered them on top of one another. I also turned the petals up a little to give a better illusion of petals.|
|I printed out mock names for the place mats.|
|I ended up adding Origami paper to this place mat in the form of a stencil border and also a final layer to the floral. LOVE how it turned out. Great look for your tables, especially with a nice, muted centerpiece.|
|This is so much fun because you can do as many as you need. I wanted to do a more masculine idea for your male guests. Kraft on kraft stencil border and only a few petals vs. a layered floral.|
Please enjoy the plethora of posts that will be coming your way in the next couple of weeks and have GREAT summers! -ct
CutCardStock products used in this project:
Design Team Member - Winter/Spring 2014 Term