Autumn Placemats

Autumn Placemats

The colours of autumn are always so beautiful. After talking a bit about the changing seasons, Sammie wanted to see the colours all the time. So we came up with an easy way to bring some of those pretty colours inside and decorated our table with this fall inspired placemat. The placemat is made with contact paper and small pieces of tissue paper in shades of red, yellow and orange.

Autumn Placemats

I got out some red, yellow and orange tissue paper. We still had lots of squares left over from our Canada Day Stained Glass Flags and our Tissue Paper and Glue Pictures, so we used that, but you could also just tear large pieces of tissue paper into small pieces.

Autumn Placemats

Cut the contact paper to the size of placemat you would like. Cut either two pieces of the same size or one piece twice as long as your placemat size.Remove the backing from one of the pieces or half of the single piece of contact paper. Tape the contact paper, sticky side up, to a tray or table to hold it in place. Be careful where hands are placed, as they will stick to the contact paper lol Sammie kept getting frustrated when she would lean across to get some tissue paper, setting her hand on the paper, it would stick and pull the paper off the tray.

Autumn Placemats

Stick the tissue paper pieces to the contact paper. Once the paper touches the contact paper, it can not be moved without ripping it. Sammie tried to move some of hers a few times and was quite upset when it ripped.

Autumn Placemats

Once finished, slowly and carefully, place the second piece or half to the covered piece to seal in the tissue paper. Maddie smoothed out the bubbles and wrinkles and also cut off any of the contact paper that was still sticky.

Autumn Placemats

Autumn Placemats

Autumn Placemats

Enjoy your pretty placemat and enjoy having the pretty autumn colours decorating your table.

Autumn Placemats

The girls really enjoyed making their placemats and our table looks so pretty with them on it. Sammie insists on using her placemat at every meal. :)

Autumn Placemats

Ingredients
  • small pieces of red, yellow and orange tissue paper
  • contact paper (sticky back paper)
Instructions
  1. Cut the contact paper to the size of placemat you would like. Cut either two pieces of the same size or one piece twice as long as your placemat size.
  2. Remove the backing from one of the pieces or half of the single piece of contact paper. Tape the contact paper, sticky side up, to a tray or table to hold it in place.
  3. Stick the tissue paper pieces to the contact paper.
  4. Once finished, slowly and carefully, place the second piece or half to the covered piece to seal in the tissue paper. Smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.
  5. Enjoy your pretty placemat.

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