DIY Patriotic Placemat Craft for Your Holiday Celebration

Super Easy Red, White & Blue Craft Your Kids will Enjoy Making

By Melissa Hucal May 22, 2014
Your kids will enjoy making this fun and easy DIY placemat paper craft project. A perfect table decoration for your patriotic holiday celebration. Think about making these for your next Memorial Day, 4th of July - Independence Day or Labor Day festivities. 
Memorial Day is one of the biggest picnic / cookout holidays of the year. Many families use the occasion as an official "start of summer" celebration, but Memorial Day has the word "memorial" in it for a reason:  Let's not forget that it's a day for us to honor the men and women who have served our country and to remember those who have lost their lives while on active duty. Memorial Day was first called “Decoration Day” because of the practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers.
At this year's holiday celebration, picnic or cookout, why not craft up some table decorations that let the red, white and blue colors fly! With some red, white and blue paper and a few embellishments, you can create patriotic placemats for each of your guests.

  • 8.5 x 11 inch paper, one in each color "red, white & blue" for each placemat
  • embellishments like ribbon, stickers and star cutouts to decorate the edges of each placement - We used red, white and blue ribbon on ours.

How to:

  • First, cut the red and blue paper into 1-inch strips
  • Next, mark a one inch border around all sides of the white paper
  • Then cut vertical strips at 1-inch intervals within the border
  • Weave the red and blue strips through the white paper, alternating colors or creating a pattern of your choice
  • Tape or glue strips on the back of the white paper
  • For added durability, cover in clear contact paper or have it laminated at a local print shop

Macaroni Tip:  Tie your silverware with coordinating ribbon and set the table for a fun and festive Memorial Day celebration!

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