Sometimes simpler is just better, and these DIY Confetti Pattern Placemats are about as easy as it gets for a rainy afternoon project.
To make things even easier, we teamed up with Q-tips to show you how to make them as a rainy afternoon project with the kids or as a girl’s craft night over cocktails.
Sharing is caring. And now there are plenty of paint brushes to go around.
Also good to note: No one is ever expected to be a professional painter when it comes to using Q-tips cotton swabs as your disposable party paint brushes of choice. So the more abstract the better.
If you can dot an I, then you’ve got this one covered!
Plus, you can use this same concept as inspiration for just about any surface that you want to pattern — table linens, notecards, back-to-school school supplies, you name it.
Speaking of confetti, here’s a quick and easy recipe for DIY Edible Confetti.
Materials and Tools Needed to Make DIY Pattern Placemats
Clear Mod Podge — Optional
How to Make DIY Pattern Placemats
Step 1 — All you have to do to make these Confetti DIY Pattern Placemats is lay out your paint choices, and have enough Q-tips cotton swabs to go around.
Then, let loose on some placemats with different abstract shapes.
Step 2 — When you’re finished, let the pattern dry completely.
Step 3 — Finally, spray with a finishing coat of clear ModPodge so that you have a smooth, food-safe surface than can be wiped clean after each use.
What’s the Best Material for Making Placemats?
There are many different materials that can be used to make placemats.
And the best choice for you will depend on your personal preferences and needs.
If you’re looking for something durable that can withstand heavy use, a thicker material like leather or vinyl might be a good option.
If you want something that’s easy to clean, a material like glass or plastic could be a good choice.
And if you’re looking for something with a bit of personality, fabric placemats are a great option.
No matter what material you choose, make sure to select a pattern or design that you love so your placemats can add a touch of style to your dining table.
Naturally, I used mine to display macarons because dessert addictions are hard to kick. But you do you!
Do you all have any go-to rainy afternoon hobbies besides everyone’s beloved Netflix?
Or are you into DIY placemats?
More Confetti DIY Projects and Ideas
- DIY Mini Confetti Print Cakes
- Funfetti Birthday Cheesecake
- How to Make Homemade Confetti
- Simple Jumbo DIY Confetti Poppers
DIY Confetti Pattern Placemats
- Q-tips cotton swabs
- Smooth white chargers or placemats
- Craft paint in the colors of your choice
- Mod Podge in clear food base sealer
- Lay out your paint choices. Use the cotton swabs to paint the placemats or plates with different abstract shapes and colors.
- Let the pattern dry completely.
- Spray with a finishing coat of clear Mod Podge so that you have a smooth, food-safe surface than can be wiped clean after each use.
Don’t forget to share your DIY Pattern Placemats with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more interior design inspiration? You can find all of our home decor tutorials and ideas right here!