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[8 Jun 2011 | 11 Comments | 27,768 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 | 6,714 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]
Project Estimate:

3 vinyl …

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[18 Mar 2010 | 8 Comments | 6,464 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 | 6,455 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 | 3,509 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 | 3,640 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!

Project Estimate:

Four placemats, …

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[18 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 2,956 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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[21 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 1,361 views]
Make Placemat Wrapped Vases

You’ve probably never thought of those plastic-y placemats as fashionable décor, but Desiree at The 36th Avenue is about to change your perception –  she used some of them to make these snazzy vase covers!  It’s a simple yet high-impact project, and you can use any cylindrical vase or other container for the project.  (Don’t throw away your next empty oatmeal container, it’ll look fab with …

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[4 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 718 views]
Make Carnival Ticket American Flag Art

Have you noticed that Dollar Tree carries carnival tickets in their party supplies section?  There are all kinds of crafty things you can do with those tickets – like this American flag art by Leanne at Organize & Decorate Everything!  Not only is this a great piece on its own, you could also use this idea as a basis for making signage, greeting cards, scrapbook …

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[13 May 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,078 views]
Tutorial: Painted Baby Bib

I can’t tell you how many times my kids have asked me to make a t-shirt at the last minute.  Something with a team name for field day, a gift for a friend, etc.  I actually keep a stash of t-shirts from Dollar Tree in my craft room, and I’ve developed a quick, inexpensive method for neatly putting text on fabric.
For this example, I’ll show …