Felt Firecracker Placemats
These Felt Firecracker Placemats are super crazy easy to make and create adorable decor. I love using felt because it doesn’t fray. The colors are bright, bold and beautiful too which is a plus. The completed placemats are fun to use for decorating a festive table for the 4th of July decor, Memorial Day decor and Labor Day weekend decor too.
Supplies Needed for Felt Firecracker Placemats
- Felt in Red, White and Blue
- Sewing Machine
- Fabri-Fuse if Going the No-Sew Route
My Favorite Sewing Supply List
These are the sewing supplies that I keep on hand at all times. They get used over and over again and again in so many of my projects.
- Sewing Machine – This one has FIFTY built in stitches!
- Ready Made Bobbins – I am not a fan of making my own bobbins so I LOVE these.
- Fabric Scissors – These are great because they cut through multiple layers of fabric.
- Pin Cushion and Pins – The cuter the better. I love this hedgehog.
- Poly-FIl Stuffing for Pillows
- Poly-Pellets for Bean Bags and Weighted Projects – The POUR bag makes all the difference.
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
Directions for Felt Firecracker Placemats
You really only need felt and a way to put the DIY patriotic placemats together. I sewed mine on my favorite sewing machine , my Baby Lock Melody However, you could use fabric glue too. If you go this route, I recommend Fabri-Fuse for long term, lasting results.
The base is a piece of blue Kunin Premium felt cut to 18 x 9 inches. It is so easy to cut with a rotary cutter but scissors could be used too.
Using scissors, cut out dots and stripes for your placemats.
Next, sew on the stripes and dots using the zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine. Ta Da! I love them with the drinks in mason jars.
Ten Reasons to Craft
I am going to say this again. Crafting is just a great idea. It is proven that crafting can be really good for mental and emotional health. Studies show that making and crafting can lower anxiety. Another benefit to crafting is that it creates connection. When we make things and give them to others, we spread kindness and love. Here are my top ten reasons to craft with kids, and I mean kids of all ages.
- Mental Health Benefits – Crafting puts me in a good mood.
- Self Expression – Crafting allows me to express myself.
- Education and Growth – I learn new skills by making things.
- Connection – Crafting connects me others through workshops, classes and gifting.
- Decor – Through making and crafting, I can totally customize every aspect of my decor.
- Gift Giving – Gifts is totally my love language. I love to make handmade gifts.
- Offline Time – Crafting keeps me off of my phone and social media. We all know this can be beneficial.
- Income – Because I craft and sell items that I make, I have an additional income source.
- Fun – I like to have fun and to me, making things is fun.
- Socializing – Attending events where crafting is a part gets me out and around others with like minds.
MORE Patriotic Crafts
Yesterday on Tuesday is sharing the tutorial for this mini patriotic sign.
Ann Makes create a darling cat accessory.
Storypiece is sharing wine charm tassels for patriotic entertaining.
Cheers to Celebrating the USA!