What do you do with a big bunch of silk leaves you have removed from floral stems when you are creating floral arrangements?
Don’t throw them away! Use them to create unique place mats for your table!
DIY Geranium Placemats
A very simple, very easy project.
If you are like me, you just hate to throw away those leaves you have paid good money for and if I can find something to make out of my scraps, I will!
Not long ago I created the floral arrangements for a wedding and ended up with a large number of geranium leaves. I added them to the large pile of leaves I already had and began thinking of what could be done with them.
If you have been visiting this blog this summer, you know I have had an obsession with geraniums. I have used them in a variety of tablescapes. What better project than to create DIY Geranium Placemats from these leaves!
To create my “geranium placemats”, I began by cutting a circle out of green felt after measuring around an average sized plate.
Once I had the felt measured and cut, I began by gluing some of the larger leaves from my collection of leaves covering the center of the felt.
I used E6000 adhesive for this project. It holds fast and is pliable glue.
Once the centers of my mats were covered with the larger leaves, I began gluing the geranium leaves around the outside of the felt.
The leaves were overlapped just a bit to create a nice full look.
Oh so simple and eas,y but what a lovely look they bring to a tablescape.
You can find these DIY Geranium Placemats used HERE on my rose tablescape.
And look for them in my next tablescape as well!
How have you used scrap pieces in your own projects? I would love to hear about them!