No Sew Santa Placemats

I would just like to start this post out saying that I made this cute little vlog (video blog) for this showing exactly how easy it was to make these Santa placemats…and the sound is crap :(  And I made all 6 of these so I don’t have the supplies to try the video again so now I am sad.  Oh well…I guess my 15 minutes of fame will have to wait for another day… {{next time I will be checking the sound first before I record the whole thing!!}}

Santa Placemats Square


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Supplies Needed:

  • Red Placemats (I found mine at dollar tree)
  • 2” black grosgrain ribbon
  • sequin “ribbon”
  • Fabric Glue
  • Iron
  • Scissors

Santa Placemat Supplies

Start off by cutting a length of ribbon that allows for about 2 inches of excess on each side of your placemat.


Flip your placemat over {right side down} with the ribbon underneath so only the excess ends are sticking out the sides.  Fold over and create a nice pleat/fold with  your iron.  Mine was on the polyester setting.  Next take your fabric glue and make a square of glue around the excess tab


Fold that over onto the backside of your placemat.  Flip the placemat and ribbon over and apply glue to the rest of the ribbon and other excess tab and glue in place.  Next cut a 10” strip of the sequin ribbon.  Make a rectangle on your placemat.  2 inches for both sides (width of ribbon) and 3 inches for the top and bottom.  Find the center and glue down as well. I like the pen applicator of the fabric glue for this sequin part…much easier to control and you don’t get too much extra on the mat!  

Santa Placemats

Santas Placemats


I think they look super cute with my Santa Hat Chair covers ((I got those at Dollar Tree too!}}

Santa Hat and Placemat

I can’t wait to show you my full dining room set up!  I think you will love it!

Did you miss any of my posts from the weekend??  Let me catch you up!

On Friday I shared my Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub!  It’s decadent!
On Saturday I shared this cute Puzzle Piece Snowflake Ornament that won’t melt!
On Sunday I shared this cute FREE Printable about the big jolly guy!

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11 Responses
  • Absolutely adorable! I need to make these…all my xmas decor is Santa’s Belt themed! Thanks for sharing!

    • Cheryl
      December 10, 2012

      Thanks Leslie! Have a great week!

  • Kameron
    December 10, 2012

    i have the exact same chair covers so now i have to try these too! They are super cute!

    • Cheryl
      December 10, 2012

      Thanks Kameron! I am going with the santa theme in that room so they worked well together!

  • Crystal
    December 12, 2012

    Awwww….so cute!!! I love the Santa theme!!

  • Heidi
    December 19, 2012

    Absolutely adorable! What a clever and simple idea with a lot of impact! I love the santa idea, and so will my kids. Pinning!

  • Sarah @ Becoming Martha
    December 21, 2012

    How cute! I love these :)

    • Cheryl
      December 22, 2012

      Thanks Sarah! :) Have a great weekend!

  • Jana Coley
    November 25, 2014

    Cheryl, thought you might like to know that I pinned this when you first published it. As of right now it has been repinned 295 times. What?!? Never had that happen before.

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