What you’ll need:
Placemat that has a loose weave
Pipe cleaners -also from the Dollar Store!
This was so easy. I just stuck the pipe cleaner in and out where I wanted it! I didn’t trim any of them. I didn’t do anything special with the ends….Seriously, you can’t mess this up. I just poked the pipe cleaners in and out, making sure that they started and ended on the back side of the placemat.
Here is what the back looked like:
The pipe cleaners are stiff enough that they stay in place great! For the gold in the pot at the end of the rainbow I just gave the pipe cleaner a little twist and then flattened the circle with my finger to get a more flat, rounded shape.
Don’t be limited by my design either. A big pot of gold, four leaf clovers, or the word “luck” would be so cute too!
I loved this craft because it isn’t permanent. I thought about painting the place mats but it was too much commitment. I don’t have tons of storage so I don’t want to store placemats for every holiday. I can just pull the pipe cleaners out and leave it plain for a while and then add them back for the next holiday, birthday, or themed dinner! I love decor that can be tweaked for special occasions.
I’m linking this up over at Honey Bear Lane!