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Pretty Placemat Pouch

By: Victoria Hannley from dazzlewhilefrazzled.com
Pretty Placemat Pouch
Pretty Placemat Pouch
This image courtesy of dazzlewhilefrazzled.com

In the Designer's Words: "Create a wipe-clean, no sew pouch using a vinyl placemat and some plastic cable ties to use as a snack pouch, makeup bag or just a catch-all in your car or purse."
Breathe new life into old placemats when you learn how to make a bag out of your unused table décor. Perfect for just about any storage need, these neat and tidy DIY pouches will lay flat when you store them and clean up easily. The Pretty Placemat Pouch featured in this photo is made out of an old vinyl placemat, making it the perfect snack bag idea. If you have messy kids, these DIY organizers will be a total lifesaver. These pouches would be ideal for storing your cosmetics while you travel or keeping a stash of pens and pencils tucked inside, too.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsRecycled Materials

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting

Beginner

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Vinyl placemat
  • Plastic cable ties
  • Hole punch
  • Mini brads
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Determine the dimensions for your pouch. Cut one side of the placemat until you get your desired width.

  2. Roll up the placemat and tape down the rolled end so it doesn't roll up.

  3. Using a hole punch, make holes on both sides of the pouch.

  4. Insert the plastic cable ties so that the locking end is on the inside of the pouch. Please refer to my website for detailed instructions and photos on how to secure the pouch with the plastic ties.

  5. Decide how much of a flap you want to fold down over the pouch. Once decided, cut the placemat accordingly.

  6. With the extra placemat material, cut a rectangular strip. This piece will serve as the way to close and secure your pouch's belongings. Probably best to cut a longer strip and then trim when done.

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This is such a quick and easy craft. I love being able to find new uses for things. I idea to use them for kids snacks is perfect. Does anybody have any other ideas of what to use them for? I'm sure there are many different awesome ways to use this cute little craft . I would love to hear your ideas.

Heidi, I've got a plan. It's not going to follow the directions but this project is definitely the inspiration. I am going to use the same concept to make a "car pocket". I saw some awhile ago on sale and never ordered them. I always stick papers between my car console and seat. I happen to have 2 vinyl placemats, that have no use, I'll be punching holes in them, and stitching with plastic seed bead lacing to cut down on the bulk. I don't think I'll put a flap or closure on it though. I hope it works.

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