Friday, March 4, 2011

Embellished Place Mats

 I have a quick, inexpensive, and fabulous project for you to try! I picked up these funky polka dot place mats at Target for.......48 cents each! What a steal, I love green, and knew I could soften the "funky" by adding a pretty vinyl monogram to make these perfect for our outdoor spring dining!
 My original plan was to put our monogram in the center, but really wanted to make a flourishy design that would be seen even when a big plate of grilled goodness was on top of the place mat....you know just in case I forget my last name while I'm all hopped up on cheeseburgers and grilled pineapple *snort*  :)
I used white vinyl, the cricut expression, and my newly in love with favorite cartridge storybook...why have I never really paid attention to this "oldie but a goodie" cartridge before I do not know...but OOOOH  does it have the most amazing shapes, frames and swirly twirly beauties ever! {swoon}

I know you will want to head out and get shopping for some pretty place mats, so enjoy...and happy creating!