Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DIY Placemat Holder G-string style

As promised, here is the first tutorial in making your very own placemat holder.
What you will need:
Three suction hooks, strip of cloth, balloon stick (optional), textile glue, yarn
Tools: Scissors, cutter, needle and thread
Build time:
10 Minutes
First, take your placemat to determine the position of the hooks we’ll be using. Here, the distance recommended is between 4 to 5 inches from the top hook to the top edge of the placemat.
Cut to size a balloon stick. This is optional but recommended to avoid bunching up of the cloth
Using a textile glue or the old school needle and thread, loop the edge of the cloth over the balloon stick and secure. 
Here, I used the old school needle and thread.
Then run a yarn through the loop and tie a knot. This will hang to the topmost hook.
Flat on the table, stretch the cloth, put your placemat on top of the cloth and loop back on top of the placemat. About 2-3 inches below the edge of the palcemat is good. Cut the cloth and repeat the ballon stick insert step.
Cut a longer piece of yarn depending on the width of your placemat. Use a stick to push the yarn into the loop.
Here is the test fit. Almost there!
Now, proceed to your refrigerator, or any flat surface you desire and hang like so and position the other hooks.
Attach the yarn on the other edge as seen here, and Voila! You just made yourself an eco-friendly placemat holder!
Now get your placemat set and free up that drawer or counter top! Adjust accordingly. 
Save the Earth. Avoid using plastics.
Hope you enjoyed it and more to come from this inventor!

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