Crafts + DIY + fourth of july + holiday + Party + Projects + summer / Friday, 27 Jun 2014

4th of July woven placemat

Happy Friday! I’m busy preparing for a fun surprise to announce on Monday but in the mean time, I thought I’d leave you this weekend with a little project just in time for the 4th of July: paper woven placemats. You might already have what you need already! I love the simple projects.
These do take a bit of time, especially if you’re making a few, but I think they’re pretty fun and add a thoughtful touch to the 4th.

Materials: paper in reds, whites, blues (I used scrapbook paper in 12″ so they turned into a square), paper cutter or scissors, glue stick or elmer’s glue

Step 1: Cut your paper into various widths with a paper cutter. The straighter the lines the easier the fit.
Step 2: Lay out your first row either vertically or horizontally. Here I show it vertically.
Step 3: Now start with your strips going the opposite way, here it’s horizontally, but place the paper in and out of the first row.
Step 4: Continue with the next strip of paper weaving in and out the opposite way, so if you started by going under the first line, start out this time.
Step 5: Continue with the next rows always doing the opposite of what you did last time, a traditional weave.
Step 6: Once you’re done, glue the ends so that they can’t come apart.

 Donzo!

photography by Trisha Zemp
crafting and styling by Brittany Jepsen

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