Placemats or Scrapbooking Paper?
We recently had the idea to make our own placemats to match a table setting we were creating. Our creative juices started flowing from there and we couldn't wait to recreate the look on an episode of We Shop Wednesday (be sure to follow along on instagram). We headed to Jo-Ann's to create a table in the Grand Millennial style. If you're unfamiliar with that term just think florals, mixing patterns, texture by way of cane and rattan, southern, your grandmother's house, etc. And before we get too far, please excuse the poor quality photos. The lighting wasn't our friend within the store, but we were able to use one of their fabric cutting tables as our "dinner table".
So here's the hero piece of the entire table: scrapbooking paper! We used multiple sheets of the same pattern to create a table runner and layered mixed patterns for our placemats. It's an easy way to add pattern to your table or event without spending any money (each sheet is under $1).
While we prefer real greenery and flowers over artificial, we used artificial here to give you the full look. We filled these can vases with mixed greens and added individual bouquets at each place setting.
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