Friday, October 05, 2012

Weekend Fall Craft: Falling Leaves Placemats

If you've been around here a while, you know I used to have another blog where a friend and I would post about crafts and recipes. Welp, I thought I'd repost here some ideas I tried last fall because I still love them.   

Personalized Falling Leaves Placemats

I bet you already have fall-colored acrylic paint in your cabinet.
Brown, red, orange and yellow is what you need for this first project.

I bought these at IKEA; a pack of 4 is $5. Whoa. so cheap. And i love that they're cork.
TYST Place mat IKEA
 This is SO easy. Fingerpainted leaves.

I painted our names on each placemat, along the trunk of one tree.

My little guy does NOT like to get his fingers messy, so he was a hard sell on this project. (I don't know ANYONE like that...??) He lasted about 7 minutes before the torture of having paint on his fingers was more than he could stand. I did get a smile out of him though. A half-hearted one

My daughter made a jumping pile on hers.

I was happy to have the remaining two placemats to decorate myself.

They're sorta flimsy and may not hold up forever, but I still love how they turned out! A couple fall-colored candles in my centerpiece and a white tablecloth made for a very simple and lovely table arrangement.

Five bucks.

Fifteen minutes of fingerpainty fun.

New fall decor.
That's perhaps the best time and money we spent all week.

Have a great weekend!



  1. cute. fun to see your darling people in your space creating.

  2. those are fantastic!! love the color choice for the paints, too!

  3. great FUN! and easy! i may have to copy you. :)

  4. I just love these! Man, I wish I was closer to Ikea. Cute!!