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 embroider them. About 30 minutes into that project, I remembered that I don’t have the patience to embroider, so I quickly scrapped that project. (Who knows, maybe I’ll submit it to CraftFail!) Out of failure comes innovation, and I’m much happier with this colorful dish carrier! The placemats I used make this carrier more suited for cold or room temperature dishes (I usually bring dessert), but you could use quilted placemats to make a carrier for hot dishes.
- Place Mats, $2
- Paint, on hand
- Stencil, on hand
- Ribbon, on hand
Step one: Stencil the background pattern on the place mat. Place a small amount of paint on a roller or pouncer and dab it over the stencil.
Step two: Stencil the monogram over the background in a darker color paint.
Step three: Stitch three of the sides closed.
Step four: Stitch a length of ribbon on either side of the opening to use as a closure.
This project is so quick and easy to do that you can make several in one setting. They’d also be cute to use for packaging gifts for teachers and co-workers. Simply slip a nice box of cookies or chocolate inside, tie the edge, and have a pretty gift carrier, too. Have fun crafting and creating!