Autumn Placemat and Coaster

Autumn Placemat and Coaster

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you may have started thinking about the food you are going to prepare. But have you thought about how you will decorate your table this fall? The dining area is where your family will be gathered for this holiday meal. Why not incorporate a crafty touch to your Thanksgiving tablescape? You don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy linens and fabric tablecloths that need to be ironed. You can achieve a sophisticated look by using simple crafting paper and decorative elements to create autumnal placemats and coasters.
 
Our Fall-Placemat and Coaster craft is an easy start to dressing up your holiday table. This craft requires a short supply list and only takes about an hour to complete. Both the coaster and the placemat are made from festive scrapbooking paper mounted on top of foam board. The foam board gives the placemat and coaster a heavyweight feel as well as added protection for your table surface from spills and heat. The ribbon accents on the placemat give a decorative touch and a three dimensional effect. The leaf motif is a classic design you can easily carry through your other table elements. You can use clusters of dried or silk leaves as a runner to match the placemats and coasters. The possibilities are numerous. Remember to be thankful for family, friends, and fun, easy crafts this Thanksgiving!