DIY Placemats the Kids Can Make for Holiday Meals
PollyPapier, original photo on Houzz
Gather your supplies
Select beautiful leaves, fronds and branches with distinctive shapes and textures. Optional: Gather a few extras to keep unpainted and use as other embellishments for your place settings.
You'll also need:
- Sheets of 11- by 17-inch or A3 paper in a light color of your choice. I used a soft white paper, thick enough to absorb paint and hold its shape on the table.
- A tube of water-soluble paint. I used black gouache, but any color that will contrast your paper would be fine.
- A brush and a plate or shallow bowl for diluting your paint with a bit of water as needed.
- Masking tape in a color that complements your other materials.