This project for the easiest way to create moss placemats is SO simple, it almost doesn’t even need an explanation let alone a tutorial.
But I’ve realized more and more after hearing from you that our schedules can be a little crazy and overwhelming at times.
And we could all use a little easy in our lives.
Yes we still want to have beautiful spaces with pretty pillows and a house that smells yummy.
We want to create a sanctuary that welcomes us home after a long day so we can relax, unwind and snuggle up with the people we love most.
Of course, we know small changes can make a big impact but we need them to be something simple that we can do quickly.
Especially, when it comes to decorating for the seasons.
If that sounds like something you can relate to, you’re in good company because we feel the same way. We’re constantly looking for ways to create a beautiful home without a lot of extra fuss.
Which brings me to these moss placemats. Not only are they super simple to make, they can also be used in multiple seasons.
The purpose of creating these placemats is to have something we can easily transition from St. Patrick’s Day to Easter, use throughout the Spring season and into late Summer too.
Here’s a look at the easiest way to make moss placemats…
Easy Moss Placemats Supplies:
- 1 Roll of Moss (We found an 18” x 48” roll of moss at Hobby Lobby. It was around $20 and we used our 40% off coupon)
- Self-Healing Cutting Mat
- Rotary Cutting Tool
Easy Moss Placemats Steps:
This is what our roll of moss looked like in the package.
Unroll the moss on a flat surface like a kitchen table.
Ours had a piece of thin paper attached to the back so look for that because yours may too.
Keep in mind, this project is messy. It’s possible for moss bits to get on the floor so you may want to do this part outside.
As always, use caution and care when creating this project around children or curious pets.
A moss roll that is 48” long will yield you 4 placemats that are 12” long. Make sure you place a self-healing cutting mat under the moss roll prior to cutting and tear away the tissue paper backing too.
We used a ruler to mark off 12” and cut a small notch on the top and the bottom of the moss roll for each of the 4 sections.
Using caution and care as scissors and rotary cutting tool will be sharp, cut the moss along each of the sectioned notches.
Using a straight edge will help you keep your placemat lines straight.
When you are finished you should have 4-12” rectangles. They’ll look like this…super easy, right?
Just to show you how versatile these moss placemats will be this season, here are a few of our place settings. Most of these vintage plates and dishes have either been picked up at thrift stores or antique malls for really reasonable prices.
When I think of Spring and Summer I almost always think of pretty flowers…
But you can also pair these easy to make moss placemats with transferware too…
Here’s an easy way to use them on a spring inspired tablescape…
We hope this step by step guide for the easiest way to create moss placemats has helped to show you just how simple it can be to decorate for the seasons without a lot of extra fuss!
Other Moss Inspired Posts You Might Enjoy:
- Moss Covered Urn & Spring Tea Party Hop
- DIY Speckled Eggs & Spring Vignette Ideas
- Kentucky Derby Tablescape
- DIY Bird’s Nests
- How to Make a Simple Herb Topiary