Poster Placemats

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’ve been decluttering and preparing for a yard sale. I’ve been working on getting my craft/decor room in order which means throwing out a lot of useless things. I would never be forgiven by Zach and Ammon if I threw these out. We went to Legoland 1 1/2 years ago and I’ve been meaning to make these into placemats ever since.  

Don’t ask me why it took so long. I even had the transparent contact paper on hand. In fact, I’ve had for so many years I wasn’t sure it was still going to work.

I started by cutting the contact paper a little larger than the poster. Then I positioned it over the top of the poster and stuck it down a few inches at a time to prevent it from bubbling or getting creases. Smooth from the center and work out.

Then I flipped the poster over and did the same thing on the other side.

I cut the 2 pieces of transparent contact paper about 1/8″ from the poster around all sides.

Then I went all the way around the poster again making sure the 2 pieces of contact paper formed a good seal.

And TA-DA! The boys have new Legoland Star Wars placemats and it only took 1 1/2 years and 10 minutes. Seriously, I think I could hold the World Record for procrastination. Anyway, the boys love them and talked about the Lego figures on the posters all during dinner. I had to keep reminding them to eat.

What have you been putting off that will take you literally minutes to complete? Make a goal to do it today.

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  • alison April 28, 2011, 4:09 am

    such a cute idea…and i think i could give you a run for your money in the procrastination department…this would make a great project to link up to fridays unfolded this week!

    stuff and nonsense
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  • Cheryl@SewCanDo April 28, 2011, 6:36 am

    This is very cool – my guys would love it. I’d love if you linked it to my Craftastic party:)
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  • Amy April 28, 2011, 7:49 am

    This is such a fun idea! My kids have been known to take napkins and turn them into placemats since we don’t have any. I should make them some like this, they’d love it!

  • Heather @ Decor-ganize Crafts April 28, 2011, 11:51 am

    Very nice! I have to make mine in a pink girly version. Thanks for this tut.

    Oh and you should stop by my blog because I have a surprise for you!

  • Abby April 28, 2011, 6:59 pm

    Super good idea! I’ll have to remember this for when my kiddos are a little older!

  • kate April 29, 2011, 5:52 pm

    i love legos! great idea!
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  • Christy May 2, 2011, 6:47 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Anna M. May 2, 2011, 11:40 pm

    My nephew would love those. Too bad his birthday was last month.
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  • Marriah @ My Life Unzipped May 3, 2011, 10:36 am

    What a great idea. My son LOVES legos. He would never eat, lol.

  • the cape on the corner May 3, 2011, 11:26 am

    that’s a great idea! perfect for your boys.

  • SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime May 23, 2011, 9:38 am

    Hi, friend! I’m admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party 🙂
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