These easy DIY name placemats are perfect for any table setting!
This post is sponsored by Chinet, as always, all opinions are my own.
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Last week, I put together a baby shower table full of all of my favorite things right now (pink, blue, floral!) and I shared it all over on the Chinet ® brand blog. You’ll have to head over there to see all the details. I really wanted to make the table settings feel personal, so I made paper placemats out of card stock to go under the Chinet ® Cut Crystal ® dinner plates. I think they turned out SO cute. They were amazingly easy, too. I almost bought chargers that were $4 each and then realized that I could make something that would look amazing, and save so much money.
I used my Cricut to cut the paper for these, but I’m sure you could do something similar without having one! I made these 11 inches in circumference, but as a general rule you should make yours to be one or two inches bigger than whatever plate you’re using.
How to make placemats with a Cricut
- In Cricut Design Space or other software, find a circle template and set it to 11″ (or 1″ bigger than the plates you will be using.)
- Stick a piece of scrapbook paper on a cutting mat. (It’s better NOT to use a super sticky brand new mat. It should be easy to peel off again.)
- Set machine to cut card stock, and cut out the circle. Repeat as many times as needed.
- Next, type the names of your guests in your favorite font and size them how you like in the design software.
- Cut names out. I did three or four at a a time on each sheet of card stock.
- Use Mod Podge to glue the names onto the paper placemats.
See? It’s SO easy to make pretty, personalized paper place mats!
How to make name placemats without a cutting machine
- Print a circle template.
- Trace circle onto scrapbook paper and then carefully cut them out with scissors.
- Print names of guests onto card stock using your home printer or have them printed at a copy store.
- Cut them out and use Mod Podge to attach names to place mats.
- Let dry. Arrange accordingly under Chinet Cut Crystal plates.
*Alternative – find flat alphabet stickers to use to add names to your placemats.
I love how these turned out and I’m saving them to re-use them again! The pink and white makes it so that they could work with lots of different décor themes.