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 I first saw this photo I thought the leaves were made with embroidery, which I think would be spectacular, but I’m not sure how possible it would be on bamboo. Somebody try it and post about it, okay? (And send me photos so I can post them!)

So, embellish these placemats with a brown permanent marker, and draw any images that go with your decor. These would look super cute with ginkgo leaves.

Project Estimate:

  • Bamboo placemat, $1
  • Permanent marker, on hand

Total cost: $1