Just in case you haven't gotten enough peppermint going on already with the topiaries, here's the tutorial on how to make those placemats you saw on the Peppermint & Chocolate Tablescape.
Pack of 12" Cake Rounds
White Pearl Paint - I used Martha Stewart's
Chenille Wireless Pipe Cleaners 3 packs from Michael's
Ribbon 10 yards. I found this ribbon among this season's Christmas ribbons at Michael's for 50% off
While it might seem strange to paint a white cake board white, the cake boards are corrugated cardboard and the corrugation will show if not painted the shimmery white. But this is a two for one as the shimmer of the pearl paint looks like spun sugar, which is perfect for these peppermint placemats. I used a sponge brush to minimize brush strokes and made sure I only went in one direction.
Cut your strips of ribbon. I cut all of mine 14" as I wanted at least a 1" overhang on each side.
In the center of the ribbon, paint a little dot of tacky glue on all 4 ribbon pieces.
Place them on your dry, painted board. I used Tacky glue on this step rather than hot glue because the tacky glue will allow me to shift the ribbon a bit if needed to keep the spaces even and the ribbon straight. But be careful, if you have to remove the ribbon and put it in an all together different spot, the paint will come up and you'll have to do a touch up.
Once in place I flipped back the ribbon and used hot glue (as it hardens immediately) to secure the rest of the ribbon.
Secure the ribbon to the back.
To hide that ugly cardboard on the side, use hot glue to adhere the wireless pipe cleaner.
Easy peasy! Six cute placemats for about $2.50 each!
You could also take the same principles, cut some swirls out of felt and have yourself peppermint swirl placemats!
UPDATE: CHECK OUT THE OTHER PLACEMATS YOU CAN MAKE WITH CAKE CIRCLES. CLICK HERE!
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