DIY rainbow ricrac placemat clutch

DIY ric rac clutch made from a placematHas anyone else been daydreaming over resort collections? Maybe anxiously anticipating the release of spring collections? Guilty. Loeffler Randal, in particular, has caught my fancy with their overload of ricrac and rainbows! They are speaking our language! So we’re taking a page from their book with this DIY Rainbow Ricrac Clutch! But that’s not all: this clutch is made from a placemat. Yep, a placemat. In other words, not only will this clutch brighten up your wardrobe, it will cost you less than $10! We’re sold. Every day is worthy of a rainbow so go ahead and make this Rainbow Ricrac Placemat Clutch and daydream of warmer days ahead!DIY ric rac clutch made from a placemat

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DIY ric rac clutch made from a placematRainbow Ricrac Placemat Clutch


  • 1 round woven placemat (if you can find white, it will save you a step!)
  • Ricrac in 5 colors: red, pink, yellow, green, and blue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Needle and thread
  • White spray paint (if placemat is not white)


  1. If you can’t find a white placemat, paint both sides with white spray paint. We did a couple of coats to get an even layer.
  2. Once dry, fold the placemat in half, and make an even crease, so you have a taco shape.
  3. With a needle and thread, start at the base of one side of the “taco.” Sew the two sides of the placemats together by pushing the needle up through both layers, pull the thread though, move the needle forward about .25-inch, and push the needle up again. Repeat this stitch until your sewn up about 3-4 inches and tie a knot to secure.
  4. Repeat this on the opposite side of the clutch
  5. Hot glue the ricrac onto your clutch, one color at a time. Use the weaving lines on the placemat as a guide to keep it an even distance from the edge.
  6. Continue the ricrac onto the backside of the clutch and then overlap the ends at the base of the clutch. Use a lighter or a match to melt the edges of the ricrac to prevent fraying.
  7. Repeat this for each color of ricrac, spacing them about .75-inches apart if measuring from the top of one ricrac to the top of the other.DIY ric rac clutch made from a placematDIY ric rac clutch made from a placematDIY ric rac clutch made from a placemat

Photography by Jane Merritt | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen



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