These simple silver ribbon placemats are ea great way to add a little sparkle on a budget to your wedding reaction tables. You can get together with your bridesmaids and make these all in one night long before the reception! I love using silver ribbon for this wedding craft project because it is sure to go along with almost any color scheme you may have at your wedding. You could also use gold ribbon as well!
This simple and elegant Silver Ribbon Wedding Reception placemats are a fun craft project that anyone can make. All you need is some of your favorite silver, gold, or other metallic ribbon and a little time before the big day! The finished product is so nice that this simple Silver Ribbon Wedding Reception placemat craft will really make an elegant statement at your wedding reception.
To make these simple Silver Ribbon Wedding Reception ribbon placemats you will need:
Silver ribbon (at least 2 inches wide, go for 2 patterns)
Ruler or tape measure
No Sew or Sewing Machine
The first step to making this simple Silver Ribbon placemat for your Wedding Reception is to cut your ribbon. The silver color will compliment almost any color scheme you choose for your wedding. You can make your placemat any size that you want, but I like to make mine at least 12 inches deep and 18 inches wide. This way you can see some of the hard work you put into the craft even when your plate is sitting on it.
By the way, my silver ribbon is 2 inches wide. This is really the best size for this wedding reception craft project, but you can always experiment with any size you want!
Now, if you are using my measurements, then cut 8 pieces of silver ribbon to 14 inches long. Now, cut 6 pieces of silver ribbon to 20 inches long.
Now, I like to go ahead and lay out the horizontal piece on a flat work surface I do not mind tapering to. Lay all of your 6 pieces that are 20 inches long out like a rectangle. They should all match up on the ends and just touch each other.
Now, tape the ends down on each side. Only tape in one inch form the ends. If you go any farther than you will be taping on the surface of your Silver ribbon placemat.
Now, start working your vertical strips of Silver ribbon in like you are weaving a basket.
Basically, start at the; left bottom corner, right inside of the masking tape.
Tear off a small piece of tape. Take on of your 14 inch pieces of ribbon and weave it in and out while you keep it all the way to the left.
Set that small piece of tape to tape the end down on the bottom left. When you get to the top left, then tear off another piece of tape are firmly attach that end of the Silver ribbon to the table as well. You should end up with one inch of spare ribbon sticking out each end of the wedding reception placemat.
Now, repeat this step with another prices for 14 inch Silver ribbon. Have it butt up to this first piece you wove vertically. Weave it the opposite of the first piece. So, if you started weaving over then under the first time, then this time you should go under than over.
Now, tape the ends down again.
Repeat this working until you reach the right side of the Silver ribbon placemat.
Now, once you are finished weaving you need to pull off any tape. Do this carefully so you do not unravel your Silver ribbon placemat.
Now, turn the placemat face down on your table.
Folding one inch on all sides and carefully irons them down with a warm iron. Do not burn the Silver ribbon.
Now, you can use no sew or your sewing machine to firmly sew these borders down.
I personally like to use a sewing machine that has been threaded with ribbon that matches my Silver metallic placemats. No sew will work, but may need some touch ups as the years go by.
You can also add any embellishments you want to these simple Silver ribbon placemats. Try adding pearlized ribbons, vintage jewelry, or even beads!