It is the time of the month when the Thrifty Chicks show you what we have been working on. Each month we create a project based on a subject. This month’s topic is flannel, just perfect for the cool fall days unless you live in Florida like I do. But that is ok because I came up with an easy way to make cozy fall flannel placemats.
Now, this didn’t come easy like last month’s project, if you remember we created blackboards. I made mine from an old mirror. I do find this enjoyable because it really makes me stretch my imagination. I had several ideas on how to use flannel and may end up doing them. But for this project I created placemats.
Last year I bought the large felt fall leaf when I bought the pumpkin. I used the pumpkin as a stencil and created a shiplap pumpkin. This year I decided the leaf would be a great placemat. Lucky for me when I went back to my Dollar Store, they were selling them again this year so I bought 3 more.
Then I took them to the fabric store to match it to the flannel. I got a match, it is a plaid flannel and so soft.
Now the first one was a trial by error, on how to stick the two together. At first, I thought I could use the fusible tape and iron the fabric and leaf together but it didn’t work as well as I’d hope it would. Maybe if I had sheets of it but I don’t.
Instead, I used tacky glue. Of course wouldn’t you know I was running low so I watered it down and it worked? Then I bought more and went back and checked for loose areas. I just got a stiff bristle paint brush and brushed it over the felt leaf.
After letting it dry I used the cutter and my sewing scissors to cut the flannel in the shape of the leaf. And repeated the process 3 more times. I considered running a bead of puffy paint around the edge but decided to leave as is. I think they will be fine since the glue will prevent fraying.
These cozy fall flannel placemats can take you right into the holiday season. You can have them with the flannel showing. Or you can place them with the felt leaf facing up and the flannel will peak through. However way you want to display them, it is an easy way to make cozy fall flannel placemats don’t you think?
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4 Felt Leaves (local Dollar Tree) 1 yard Flannel(similar)
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Now for more flannel fun check out what the other Thrifty Chicks have created.
1. An Easy Way To Make Cozy Fall Flannel Placemats by Shoppe No. 5
2. 3 Fall DIY’s, 1 Thrifted Flannel Shirt by Adirondack Girl at Heart
3. Add Flouncy Sleeves to a Flannel Shirt, Vintage Style by Lora Bloomquist
4. How To Line A Trunk With An Old Flannel Shirt by The Interior Frugalista
5. 5 Things To Make With One Flannel Shirt by Little Vintage Cottage
6. Quick and Easy No Sew Pumpkins Made From Flannel Pants by Thrifty Rebel Vintage