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[8 Jun 2011 | 11 Comments | 39,823 views]
Make Upcycled Denim Placemats

I’ve seen some interesting placemat ideas over the years, but few as nifty as these denim placemats that Sam from Today’s Nest made out of old pairs of jeans!  I’m absolutely giddy over the silverware and napkin tucked in the pocket.  I’ve been avoiding yard sales and thrift stores lately (I need to get rid of stuff, not accumulate more), but this project might call …

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[5 Aug 2010 | 5 Comments | 6,991 views]
Make a Pendant Lamp out of Placemats

I’ve seen just about everything done with placemats, but I’ve never seen this! Sarah at StepThruCrazy made a pendant lampshade from three vinyl placemats. Wow! She even wrote a tutorial so we could all make one for ourselves. The dollar store is a fabulous resource for placemats, so check for them next time you go. [how to make a hanging placemat pendant lamp]
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3 vinyl …

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[18 Mar 2010 | 8 Comments | 6,937 views]
Supply Challenge: Placemats

Announcing our first theme challenge! You will use the theme item to craft up a project. The theme? A placemat! You have until March 30 to make and post your placemat craft project (bonus points for a tutorial… okay, there aren’t any points, but tutorials are so awesome!) Submit your project link at BlogCarnival (scroll all the way down to that page and click on …

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[18 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | 6,637 views]
Make a Library Tote Bag from Placemats

Note from Heather: Please welcome a new contributor to Dollar Store Crafts: Care from Obsessively Stitching! She has wowed me with all her great new dollar store craft ideas, so I asked her to be a regular contributor to our site. Hop over to her blog and say hello!
Hello, one and all!  I am very excited to introduce myself as a new contributor to Dollar …

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[22 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 3,696 views]
Craft Patriotic Placemats

My dollar store has a ton of placemats, and they always have round braided placemats in stock. Here’s a fun idea from Better Homes & Gardens for your Fourth of July celebration: add some stars for a fun patriotic look. Don’t worry if they don’t have red or blue in stock, just use some spray paint for a quick change. [click here for the original …

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[11 Mar 2009 | One Comment | 3,776 views]
Make Placemats Into Expanding File

Joy at Spool, who brought us the awesome Placemat Clutch project is proving to be a ninja of placemat transformation and has created a fabulous project: Placemat Expanding File. Joy says: “This project is extremely quick. Reading the directions will probably take longer than sewing it up!”
You can find lots of pretty placemats at the dollar store that are perfect for this project!

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Four placemats, …

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[18 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Embellish Bamboo Placemats | 3,184 views]
Embellish Bamboo Placemats

Craftster user RondaS embellished these cool bamboo placemats with some pretty leaf drawings. This is a great way to customize bamboo placemats you can find at the dollar store. I found some of this type of placemat at the dollar store a few days ago and was imagining all the crafting possibilities, but I didn’t think of actually embellishing them to use as, gasp, placemats!
When …

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[18 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Make a Placemat Dish Carrier | 1,130 views]
Make a Placemat Dish Carrier

With the holidays coming up, you probably have lots of events that you need to bring a dish to.  There are potlucks, cookie exchanges, office parties, etc.  Here’s a pretty project to make that you can use to carry your dish with you.  It would also be a fun way to “wrap” a hostess gift.
I bought these placemats at Dollar Tree thinking that I would …

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[13 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,132 views]
10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting Ideas

A sweet little place setting can add so much personality to your Thanksgiving table, and place settings can even double as activities for your dinner guests. Some thoughtful homemade place settings and just the right DIY centerpiece can really make Thanksgiving supper feel a lot more special.

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[8 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Haul Video: Nail Polish Marbling and More (plus bloopers!) | 1,753 views]
Haul Video:  Nail Polish Marbling and More (plus bloopers!)

This week I took a trip to Dollar Tree with nail polish marbling on my mind. I picked out a bunch of fun stuff to try the technique on, plus a bunch of other random tidbits. And today I am sharing that haul with you! Watch my haul video to see what treasures I found and what I intend to do with them, or keep scrolling …