Fall Photo Placemat

 

This fun keepsake pulls double duty as a useful placemat for meals and a great way to display your favorite family photos. These make great gifts for Grandma and other relatives as well. 

What you'll need:

  • 1 sheet white craft foam
  • Clear contact paper
  • Silk or real leaves
  • 5” x 7” photograph
  • A few tiny silk flowers
  • Hot glue gun
  • White craft glue
  • Paper cutter or scissors

How to make it:

  1. Glue photo to the center of the white foam. Use a sponge applicator or your finger to spread the glue evenly on the back of the photo so that there are no bumps or lumps.
  2. Use a hot glue gun to decorate the “frame” around the photo with leaves. If you’re using real leaves, make sure they are bug free and not too dried out or they may crumble.
  3. Add a few tiny silk flowers around the frame. You can also use some whimsical fall stickers if you like.
  4. Cover both sides of the foam placemat with contact paper. Make sure you follow manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Trim the edges, leaving about ¼” of the contact paper over the edges of the foam.