6/27/10

Homemade Patriotic Place-mats for the red, white and blue!














Hi friends!  I wanted to share with you my homemade patriotic place-mats.  They were pretty easy and a lot of fun to make.  I saw them in Midwest Living and I thought I would give them a whirl.  I had some left over burlap from a previous project and  I  just used a store bought place-mat as my pattern.  I simply folded over the edges, pinned and used a zig-zag stitch.




 I  cut two back pockets from an old pair of jeans of mine and sewed these on as well.  I  already had the red fabric with the little stars.   I cut a star for each patch and tacked them on.  I used the rest of the red material to  make two napkins.  Very easy !




Then I went down into our dungeon  basement and dug out an old basket I've had for years.  I bought a 4 pk of flags and a few faux flowers and created a centerpiece.  I spent $3 for the flowers and $3 for the flags and a few other decorations.





I set my outdoor bistro set with my Liberty Blue plates.





And these little red and white ones that I found at Wal-Mart for 1.50 a piece.






And I topped the red and white one's with the blue star bowls that I found last year on clearance for a .25 a piece.  Yeah!  Love those after holiday sales!






A 4th of July table for two!














These were so easy to make!  And you don't need much in the way of sewing skills.  In fact, you could probably use fabric glue since burlap and denim are such sturdy fabrics.
 I hope you all had a lovely summer week-end.   We celebrated my in-laws 60th Wedding Anniversary today with a party at a local park.  It was so nice, with a lot of family and friends in attendance.  And  I was thinking how many people will ever get to celebrate a 60th Wedding Anniversary. 
Well that's about it for me, thanks for coming by.

Cindy


I am joining Susan @  Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
 Sally @ Smiling Sally for Blue Monday

  And  Marty @ A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.
And a new one for me. Jamie @ Craft.
Thanks Ladies!.

70 comments:

  1. I love it all Cindy! From the awesome placemats you made, to that basket and the dishes you used, it's the perfect summer/4th of July tablesetting!

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  2. What a very cute tablescape! Love the placemats, very clever and cue!

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  3. That is just too cute!!! I love everything about it!

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  4. Those are seriously some of the cutest placemats I have ever seen! Great job! Hope you have a great week! ~Andrea
    http://www.andreasattic-andrea.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful place settings. Just Gorgeous!

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  6. Cindy, those are AWESOME!!! I saw those some place in a magazine or something too once, and YOURS are every bit as cute, or even cuter!

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  7. HI!!!!
    YOU KNOW I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!
    My heart beats RED WHITE AND BLUE!!!!
    I love this holiday!!!!Makes me so Proud to be an American!!!!4th of july is a day to thank God we live here!!!!
    I think they are perfect!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  8. Very very patriotic! Love your cleverness!

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  9. Hi Cindy! You did so good and this is so cute! I love your little table and chairs on your porch.
    I wanted to tell you about the transfer you asked about! I bought some iron on transfer paper for the computer. I printed my photo out on the paper and then just followed the directions on the package how to iron it down on my fabric. That's all there was to it. I've noticed some other bloggers must use this but seem to do a better than I did! Hope this helps.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. I love your table for two...very pretty.
    I, too, use my Liberty Blues for the 4th...
    I saw these little red and white plates at Walmart the other day and thought they were so cute.

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  11. What an adorable idea! Love the setup! ♥

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  12. Cindy, what a cute 4th of July table...love the placemats.
    60 years is a long time...Happy Anniversary to your in-laws!

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  13. Cindy, the placemats are such a clever idea. Love it! Also crazy about your table setting from the center piece to the layers of red, white, and blue plates. I need some of those cute red and white plates. I may have to go to Walmart tomorrow. :-) Cute star shaped bowls. ~ Sarah

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  14. These are absolutely adorable! You have set the cutest little outdoor table for two for the 4th! I love it!

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  15. Cindy, this little table is wonderful. I decorated a little for July 4, for the first time ever. Now I've decided to do my spare bedroom in Americana.... I love it. Your placemats are so pretty.... love the idea!

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  16. What an inviting table you've set! I love it all. :)

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  17. What a great craft project this is, Cindy. I love using the colors of our flag to celebrate the 4th, but you've gone the extra mile.

    Happy 60th Anniversary to your in-laws.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  18. I love your pictures. I have to say Cindy that the pictures of your home have given us some ideas for ours since we are putting up new siding and other things. I will be showing our before, during, and after pics all summer long and you may see some of the ideas I am stealing from you.

    Willow

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  19. Such a cute patriotic table. I adore the placemats you made. So so cute!!

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  20. Cindy, this may be one of my favorite tablescapes of yours! I adore what you did with those placemats... how C-U-T-E! Did you cut the pockets to use as the piece on the placemats? I wasn't sure if it was a patch of denim or a pocket. Either way, it is DARLING. And I love the little star.

    I've seen your wonderful blue and white plates (love them!), but those red ones are great, too. I saw them on another blog this morning, and I'm thrilled to know they came from WalMart, and what a great price! I think they have really gotten some cute things there lately, and I will have to be sure to check out the dish dept. I found one of my favorite quilts there years ago (red and white), and I think it would be a cute patriotic table cloth (but I would be afraid it would get messed up! LOL!). I wonder if I could put clear plastic on top like little old ladies used to do on their good furniture??? ;-)

    Loved this, my friend...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  21. Great looking table! Nice job on the placemats. I have a room decorated in red, white and blue, these would be cute in there. Thanks for the idea and how-to.
    Debbie

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  22. Gorgeous blog! Love your tablescape. Very patriotic Ü

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  23. Oh my goodness I so love your place-mat just gorgeous!! Happy Monday!


    BM~Centipede

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  24. You did a great job and at a nice price.
    Have a great week.

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  25. What a pretty table for two. Enjoy the 4th!
    Joyce

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  26. Hi Girlfriend...

    Cindy, you are sooo clever and creative!!! I love your new placemats! I love the burlap with the denim jean pockets for the silverware and napkins...tooooo cute! Well, your entire table is just beautiful...so very festive and just perfect on your pretty front porch! I love the look of your place settings...the mix of the beautiful blue transferware plate and the pretty red floral salad plate!!! Wowzer, I can't believe you got those pretty blue star bowls for just a quarter...great deal and they look so pretty with the cobalt glasses too! Girlfriend, your 4th of July floral centerpiece turned out beautifully! I love that basket!!! Such a pretty table, Darlin'!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!! You know, I haven't even thought about the 4th yet...I don't know if we're planning anything or not! What are ya'll going to do?

    I seen your post and photos with Keetha! I'm just sooo happy that she made a trip to meet with you...what great fun! I just love Keetha to pieces!!! That lady just keeps me in stitches! Hehe! Anyway, that was such a great photo of the two of you...such pretty ladies!!! It sounds like you've been really busy...between company and celebrating your in-laws 60th wedding anniversary. Have you started to pack for Colorado yet? Hehe! Ohhh...wanted to tell you...you may want to pack some cool weather clothing. It still gets pretty chilly up in the mountains at night...just to let you know! Girl, I'm counting down the days!!!! Can't wait!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  27. YOO HOOO!!!! I'm here! Oh how nice - you fixed lunch! I'M STARVING! It was a long drive from California.
    Great post - something new and fresh for summer! perfect!
    I said to Mark yesterday, we need to get the 4th of July stuff down from the garage rafters . . . needless to say they are still up there. I don't think I've left my computer for 5 days.
    I got to babysit my grand niece (is that the right word?) last Thurs and HAD A BALL! She is 2 1/2 months old now, and smiling and cooing and laughing. YOu'll be there soon my friend.
    When do you leave for vacation? I think I'm going to run away and meet you there . . . :)
    I hope you are still working on coming in Aug. I know - it's expensive . . . you should probably save your money for that new little granddaughter! But - I'd just love to see you!
    HUGS! Me.

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  28. I adore your red, white and bluetiful spirit!

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  29. I so love these place mats..and you did a great job of putting it all together..I would love to sit down to this! :D

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  30. Just popped over from Between Naps on the Porch. What a fun table setting! I'm Canadian, but I still love the red, white and blue theme. Looks perfect! :)

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  31. I love the placemats-so cute. The whole table is charming-break out the fireworks and watermelon!

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  32. Those are the cutest placemats that I have ever seen, Cindy.Your patriotic table is just perfect!..Christine

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  33. What a fun table! Love your placemats, and the dishes are really cute-enjoy!

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  34. Wonderful tablescape. Love the placemats. You did a great job on them, very cute. Your outdoor setting with the red shutters looks as good with this table as it did with the French table you did few weeks ago. Very nice.

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  35. Oh Cindy, this is just so pretty. Your front porch is just the perfect place and colors for such a wonderful tablescape. I LOVE your placemats. They are fabulous. The dishes are just perfect too with the pretty basket. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  36. Cindy...I love it...what a cute idea with the denim pocket...

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  37. Hi Cindy....I'm just getting around to catching up with everyone after being gone a month...I love your patriotic placemats...your table is decorated so cute...I decorate with the red white and blue all year long....flags fly all over my house...I think I will be making my own placemats for this years 4th. celebration...I love how you used the jean pocket...

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  38. Cindy what a fun and great table you put together...
    Now those place mats are just darling girl...Love how you used the old jean pockets for the flatware too cute...and only a quater for the bowls WOW!! you did great once again my friend...so when do you leave to meet up with our sweet Chari...you'll love her as I do...she's just as kind and sweet in person as on her blog...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  39. Cindy, what a darling tablescape. I adore your placemats, what a lovely setting for your front porch. I always enjoy coming by to see your wonderful home.. hugs ~lynne~

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  40. This was such an enjoyable experience for me..
    You have some great 4th items and the perfect skill to display them..

    Sonny

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  41. Adorable tablescape! Have a great 4th.
    Annette

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  42. Cindy, that is just fabulous! Love the patriotic table. Looks like a magazine picture! Oh, Debbie and I saw a basket (while GW hunting today)that reminded us of you and your apple basket! Did you hear us talking about it? LOL Linda

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  43. Very cute and creative. I loved the whole table setting. You gave me some great ideas for my 4th of July cookout! I would love for you to drop by and check out my blog: Yoga Gal. :D

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  44. very delicate table cloth...
    cute blue post.

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  45. Great RWB tablescape, Cindy!
    Love the placemat and the dishes.
    Red and white ones... $1.50 at WallyWorld? :-)
    ~Karen

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  46. The red white and blue is so perfect to decorate with. In Canada we only have the red and white on our flag. Limiting to decorate with but we love it.

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  47. LOVE the place mat!!! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  48. Everything is just perfect!! Love it!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  49. Beautiful red table set!! And those placemats are just the cutest.

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  50. Well, now, Cindy! How doggoned cute is that! I have already copied your adorable outdoor red porch set..I simply cannot copy this! Um..can I? LOL
    Hugs and love,
    Mona

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  51. Beautiful setting Cindy and what a cute idea! You did a wonderful job on those placemats! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Oh Cindy, those placemats are soooo cute! You are so smartThat centerpiece sure makes a splash for just a little cash! (I'm a poet!) Love those red plates. I'm going to have to head to our Wal Mart to see if there are any of those (cause you know I need more plates)! How cute those star bowls are, and your bistro set is perfect for this festive tablescape. Love it! laurie

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  53. Those placemats are so cute! I love your whole table!

    Manuela

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  54. Cindy, love the placemats -- great idea! And I LOVE the Liberty Blue too -- I have lots of it, and hope I don't forget to USE it on the 4th!

    Cass

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  55. I love those placemats. I just cut up some old jeans in squares for a quilt, but I saved a few of the pockets too, now you've given me an idea for what to do with them. The whole table setting looks so nice and patriotic.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  56. Cindy, this is just DARLING! Thanks for sharing the jeans silverware pocket idea...so easy & yet so cute, too. I have several over-sized placemats that this would work perfectly on. :-)

    ♥ all your wonderful purchases!!
    Have a Happy 4th of July,
    Rett

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  57. So charming - I love those pockets!! Your table is really cheerful. I hope you and your famiy have a really wonderful holiday!!

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  58. What darling placemats! I can see this as a cute western theme dinner placemat too. That is just the greatest idea. I love the star plates on top of the red florals. Lovely setting. Have a great 4th of July.

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  59. O.k., where do I start. I love your very creative placemats. I am going to show them to my daughter! She will love them.
    Love my liberty plates! The floral red plates are beautiful and the stars - you're all set.
    Happy and safe fourth,
    Kathy

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  60. Ohh, sweet Cindy ~ How absolutely fun, fabulous a table setting you have created. The pocket table mats are beyond the ultimate of gorgeous! This is the cats meow of them all ... love LOVE the theme.

    Happy 4th!, be safe & enjoy!
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  61. Oh, how adorable are those placemats, Cindy!
    Great job. I love all your plates and great finds for this table, and I'm still loving those red chairs. :)
    D

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  62. I just love those placemats. You are so clever. I really need to get some burlap. Your little red table always looks so inviting. Happy 4th!

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  63. Very cute and original placemat idea! The colors and textures are great, very patriotic. Loved it.

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  64. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

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  65. Cindy, Your table looks great! Love the plates and the blue star bowls. Especially love your cute placemats and centerpiece. Great job!
    Blessings, Beth

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  66. Cindy,
    I haven't posted before on your blog. Got here through the Tablescapes. You did an excellent job on your placemats/table setting. I love it.

    I have the same table/two chairs for my little cottage in Florida where I spend the winters. I just love that table/chairs. I like her bench that went with this set too. LOL

    Connie

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  67. What a cute patriotic table -- love your transferware. How wonderful to be a part of a 60th wedding anniversary --- very special indeed!

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  68. Okay, can you tell I'm playing blog catch up today? Crazy week, but I didn't want to miss a thing and I can tell you that I'm really glad I didn't miss this! These are so cute and you've given me a great idea for placemats for my new (thanks to you) dishes. These would be so cute with a sunflower patch instead of the star. Maybe I'll use a silk sunflower. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!

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