Saint Patrick’s Day is coming! I am so happy to have teamed up with my friend Colleen from Lemon Thistle and 5 other talented bloggers to bring you this Classy (and DIY!) Saint Patrick’s Day Party! You can pop over and see all the photos from the party (keep your eye out for my golden bar cart!) and find the schedule for the rest of the tutorials, printables and recipes that will be posted this week. We’re taking turns sharing our tutorials all week, and today- I’m sharing the how-to on those gorgeous Moss Placemats!
When we were brainstorming how to class-up Saint Patrick’s Day decor, we loved the idea of using live greenery to bring the decor to life. Now that we’re offering in house floral, you know I jumped all over that and brought down a selection of greenery to work with. We figured we needed green at each place setting as well- enter the moss placemats. We thought this would look good… but it turned out looking ah-mazing! And it took me no time at all to create them (it’s our little secret).
To make the placemats, you’ll need a roll of moss, scissors, round placemats (we used these ones in green), and a hot glue gun. We used live moss (and I’m crazy in love with the way it looks) but that can be a bit pricy, I’m sure artificial moss would look just lovely too! Start by laying your placemats over the moss and cutting out square pieces large enough to cover the placemats. Next, glue those moss pads to the place mat by applying a patch of glue to the centre, adhering, then applying glue carefully around the edges.
When your hot glue has set (two minutes or so), use scissors to carefully cut around the placemat to create a circle. Live moss can be a bit knotty, so it might take some trimming to get clean looking cut lines.
That’s all there is to it! I told you they were simple to make! Now you can make yourself a set for your next dinner party and make all your friends jealous. What do you think of this idea? Is it something you’d ever try? We’d love if you let us know what you think in the comments! And be sure to head over to check out the whole gallery from the party to find the links to the other projects. I’ll be sharing them on social media this week too- so make sure you’re following along (links in sidebar)!
Sources: Chairs, Mirrored Trays, Barcart, Decanters, Trumpet, Dice, Green Vases, Moss Placemats, Wine Glasses, Gold Cake Stand: Bespoke Decor Rentals | Dresses: Vero Moda | Cupcakes: Cupcak’d | Baby Guinness Irish Coffee Jell-O Shots: Feast & West | Tissue Paper Garland, Candy Coated Cake, Paint Dipped Silverware, Table Cloths, & Dresser: Lemon Thistle | Candy Bag Toppers, Napkin Transfers: Pommel Lane | Felt Cauldrons with Gold Cookies, Gold Glitter Champagne Bottles: Not Just a Mommy | Paper Poppies: Avery Street Design | Shamrock Sugar Cookies: Club Narwhal | All Photography by Lemon Thistle