Handmade Placemats


I saw this fun idea on one of the blogs I read and now I can’t remember which one! I’m so sorry, I usually make sure to link to everyone, so if it’s yours let me know and I’ll link up!

Edited: The blog I saw this on originally was Counting Coconuts! Thanks readers for having my back!

So of course I talked my mom into making these cute little place mats for the kids to practice setting the table and they turned out great!


My daughter loved setting the table using the place mats, she put everything exactly where it should go.


Here she is, we’re so proud of her finished table!


Thanks for the idea anonymous blogger!

We had a great time and what a fun way to learn how to set a table!


  • melismama October 28, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Absolutely adorable and practical! Thanks for sharing.

  • Dana October 28, 2010 at 4:34 am

    I love it ! Such a great idea.

  • Karen October 28, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I had done an impromptu speech in hs on ettiquette and where the settings go, and I have definitely seen people do all sorts of things with a place setting, but the proper way is "The fork goes on the left hand side with the handle facing the seat. Next, place the dinner plate to the right of the fork. The knife goes to the right of the plate with the blade facing the plate. The spoon goes face up next to the knife." I looked to be sure I wasn't having a mommy forgetful moment! :)Read more: Placement of Table Settings | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_5817719_placement-table-settings.html#ixzz13efOajjTJust a morsel of information. :)Love your blog, btw! So creative and I get lots of great ideas from it!

  • Beach Mama October 28, 2010 at 5:17 am

    I love it! I just tossed out our over-used placemats and my table looks naked. This looks like just the thing to dress it up. Think of all of the seasonal fun fabrics and possibilities!

  • Lori October 28, 2010 at 5:55 am

    I LOVE this, and I sew! This one is going to go on my long list of projects I want to do! Thanks for sharing!

  • laurensmommy October 28, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Speaking for the moms out there who cannot sew…. 🙂 Your mom should totally put some of these on etsy! They are adorable (and I checked already, couldn't find anything like them listed!!) Sew cute!!! 🙂

  • 4torock October 28, 2010 at 7:25 am

    sewwww CUTE!! *wink .. and O yeah can I have your mom too!!?? hee hee have a GReat day Erica!! thanks for always blessing me with AWESOME ideas!! 😀

  • Chelsey October 28, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Those are adorable, although I did also notice the placement of the knife and spoon. Knife next to plate, with blade in, was drilled into me by my mother and the etiquette classes I had to take as a child. I love this idea though and the colorful fabrics you used. So much cuter than the plastic ones at the store.

  • Jennifer-Anne October 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

    sending the link to my sewing mother right now! Thanks!

  • Sarah B October 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I saw the same thing on Counting Coconuts… maybe you saw it there. Super cute though! I LOVE your blog by the way. I am a preschool teacher and have shared your link with my fellow teachers. We LOVE your ideas! Thanks so much for all your hard work! It makes my job a little easier! 🙂

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