Picnic Placemats with Utensil Pockets

June 12th, 2012

While recently hunting through a local fabric store, I came across a few rolls of laminated cotton and became obsessed with the idea of creating something out of this very cool material.  I didn’t buy that day but the idea was wedged in my brain for a few months.  Laminated cottons like these are great for lining makeup or tote bags or even making tablecloths, but I had something slightly different in mind. 

With all the weekend picnicking we like to do with the kids, I got to thinking I could combine this reversible placemat idea with this makeup brush holder idea and I came up with picnic placemats with pockets for utensils for all of our summer outings.  

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In a patriotic spirit, I chose red and white fabrics and I love how the touch of red check is a throwback to the traditional tablecloth in the same classic pattern.  

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Going Coastal + Other Decorating Ideas

June 11th, 2012

Just popping in to share that I’ve been writing a lot over at my other blog Centsational Style and have some new articles to share, click on the buttons below to read the latest!

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I also posted about my favorite apps and my summer pillow picks too, more to come this week. 

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