I have long wanted some Mackenzie Child's Courtly Check placemats. But their cheapest cork back ones run at $68 for a set of four. Whereas their fabric ones are $56 a piece! Boo! So I had to come up with my own solution! I'll make my own!
Easy DIY Mackenzie Childs Courtly Check placemats!
Courtly Check tissue paper (you can get this either from a previous MK purchase OR you can search eBay and purchase some).
- Cut out the tissue paper in the placemat size desired. Use a previous placemat as a guide.
- Go to kinkos and have the paper laminated. The tissue paper is too soft for the laminator, so using a regular piece of paper to back it is a good idea. I used the biggest piece of paper that could fit in their laminator at my local kinkos. Size will vary depending on local kinkos.
- And there is no number three. You are already DONE!
Total project cost for making 8 placemats: $52.
Are they as nice as the real MK placemats? NO. But now whenever I spill my salsa drips on these ones, it's no big deal!
|Easy DIY Mackenzie-childs placemats|
A view from the back...
Love this idea because it gives me the look for literally the price of 1 placemat!
Now check back next week because I'll unveil my tablescape with these wonderful placemats!
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