It takes real crafty ingenuity to turn a fail into something fabulous. One such happy ending was brought to us by DSC reader Shelly of 14countess. She picked up some placemats to match her dining room decor a the dollar store, but after running them through the washing machine, they emerged a misshapen mess. Unable to bear throwing them away despite their bargain price, she turned them into stylish chair cushions instead! (Genius!) [how to make a placemat chair cushion]
- Fabric placemat, $1
- Polyfill, on hand or about $5
- Button, on hand or $1
- Ribbon, on hand or $1
Total: $1 and up
With the wide variety of placemats available on a seasonal basis, this easy and cheap project is a great way to dress up your dining room chairs throughout the year. It is also an inexpensive way to add a grown-up touch to a childrens play table and chairs, making tea parties a little more elegant.