These Embossed Beach Wedding Reception Placemats are very romantic, elegant, and easy to make. They are perfect for a beach wedding reception. Using sand colored velvet or velvet in your wedding colors will carry on a beach theme in an elegant way.
Each Embossed Beach Wedding Reception Placemats should cost you about $7 or less, depending on what your velvet pillowcases cost you. To save money try buying your velvet fabric by the yard, you can sew a simple rectangle to make your place mats. This way you save some money!
To Make Embossed Beach Wedding Reception Placemats You Will Need:
Sand Colored Velvet Pillow Cases
Sea shell and sand dollar Shaped Rubber Stamps
Dry Clean Dish Towel
Ribbon (in a matching color)
No sew (optional)
Sewing machine (optional)
I like to go ahead and buy 1 pillow cases made of sand colored velvet for every 2 placemats. This way I can make a 2 placemats out of each pillow case.
Lay your sand colored velvet pillowcase out flat on a work surface. Use your scissors to cut it into two equal pieces. Basically you are separating the front and the back. Continue until you have done this step to all of your pillow cases.
Now, Turn your iron on to a medium setting. You don’t want it to be too hot or it will melt your rayon sand colored velvet.
Place the first piece of the body of the Embossed Beach Wedding Reception Placemats face down on your rubber beach themed stamp. This is nap side down. Now, lay a clean white dishtowel on top of the velvet pillowcase. Use a spray bottle to mist your dishtowel with water. Next, lay your iron down on the dishtowel. Press the iron on to the fabric for 15 second. Do not move the iron around.
Now, repeat this stamping process on all of your Embossed Beach Wedding Reception Placemats until you have the desired pattern or look you are going for. I like to use the stamping process on the body of the Embossed Beach Wedding Reception Placemats and leave it off of the trim, but that is up to you. You could also change to a different stamp for a more detailed pattern.
You can also use the sea shell and sand dollar stamps to create a simple pattern. You can go for a checker board pattern, lines, or even a heart shape. Get creative with your designs.
Now, when you have all of your velvet embossed you can use your hand to brush out the fabric and make it smooth again.
Now, simply fold over your rough edges and pin them down with straight pin. You can sew these edges down with sand colored thread that matches your Embossed Beach Wedding Reception Placemats or even use no sew.
You can also make simple embossed velvet napkins to match the Embossed Beach Wedding Reception Placemats. If you can not find material to match your pillow cases, then just simply buy some extra pillow cases and cut them up to make the wedding reception dinner napkins.
Do not feel limited to a sand colored velvet for this project. Any color that matches your beach wedding colors will work just fine. An elegant off white or antique whit would be fine!