How to Make Quick Elegant Leafy Autumn Placemats


These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

We made these beautiful autumn placemats from a large sized piece of felt and some fall leaves we had previously purchased at the dollar store. I say we because this was my daughters inspiration and my implementation.. We were both amazed at how gorgeous it turned out.  It can be used alone or for a Thanksgiving dinner or fall event. They are so inexpensive guests could even take them home and use them as doilies. If you’d like another fun idea using these same leaves, check out our Gratitude Jar which is a lovely decor item plus a perfect Thanksgiving activity. And if you do happen to use this for Thanksgiving, grab our free Thanksgiving Leftovers Labels.

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NOTES: I used a 12″ x 18″ piece of thin stiff felt I already had and made a 12″ circle for the base.  It took approximately 55 2″ to 3″ leaves to cover it.

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Free Leaf Placecards

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These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

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Instructions

This is all you need for your leafy placemat. I had a mixture of leaf types from different packages and it ended up looking great!
These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

I wanted to use as much of the felt sheet as I could so I tested several large plates and as it turned out my deviled egg platter was exactly 12″ wide and perfect. I turned it upside down and traced my circle on. These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

Cut out your circle.
These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

Starting on the outside, use a small dot of glue at the center base of each leaf and glue them on, overlapping just enough so none of the felt shows through. These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

Once you finish one circle, move to the next inner circle. These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

You don’t want the leaves to lay completely flat so remember to just use one dot of glue.These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

Continue as before, overlapping each leaf just enough to make sure the felt does not show through.These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

You will eventually work your way to the center at which point you will only needed one to three leaves to cover it. NOTE: If you find there any spots where the felt does indeed show through, just cut a leaf down and glue a piece of it behind the other leaves and over the spot just enough to cover it. I had to do that on three spots. Works perfectly! These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

This is the finished placemat! It could also be used as a doily. These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

It’s nicely finished on the back also. A set of these would make a lovely gift.These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant! FYI, both plates and the pumpkin also came from the Dollar store!These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

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