Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Placemat Clutch

I know that I am not alone when I say "Target is HEAVEN on earth!" I love the store. I could honestly live there. Well, on one of my trips there I found some super cool placemats. But, I really didn't see a placemat, I saw a clutch. I know that sounds weird, but I instantly knew that I could make a really cute clutch out of their really cute placemat. So, that is what I did...

I made these three clutches out of the placemats. Each has their own personality.
The first one is this great turquoise blue. I added the white ribbon and made the detachable red flower, with a white fabric button, as a fun accent.
This placemat has a very vintage feel. I actually boxed the bottom corners to make it stand up alone, without anything in the bag. I added the brown velvet ribbon and vintage broach, I love it!
This is truly a ray of sunshine little clutch. I pleated the white ribbon and and added the flower to the middle of the clutch.
I folded the place mats like envelopes, then I ripped out the top stitching to add the magnetic closure to each one.
These little clutches would be great for "date night". They hold the essentials, plus add a punch of color to any outfit!
I think they are stinking cute!

I am linking to these parties:


  1. These are fabulous! So perfect for actual use, but so easy to make! I love that you popped in the snap! ~Lori

  2. Oh my word, are you kidding me?!! You are just so stinkin' creative! I think that they are all great, but I am in LOVE with that blue one!! that color just calls to me!

  3. These are awesome. I love the placemats you used Wonderful!!!

  4. So cute! I'm going to keep my eye out for some placemats.

  5. These clutches are fabulous! So fashion & diva!

    I'm your newest follower! :)

  6. wow! This is so ingenius! Love Love Love it! I would love you to link up to my Feature Friday.

    spunky junky

  7. Ok now that's a great idea. I LOVE Target as well and could just move in as well. Thanks so much for sharing this at my Swing into Spring party.

  8. I thought I was so clever making a pillow out of a placemat but this is GENIUS! So cute! I'm a new follower :)

  9. I agree I could live at Target also!!! LOVE that store!
    Love the placemat clutch!

  10. I LOVE them! I used to make purses out of place mats but never thought about a clutch! GENIUS! I fell in LOVE with the white place mat with the yellow sketch flowers when I saw it in our Target...

  11. These are adorable. I love them. So simple but fun and pretty. :) You have such a cute blog. I am your newest follower! Have a great day.
    Humble Homemaking

  12. I've been seeing all kinds of placemat projects around, but these are some of the cutest! So pretty - love em!

  13. Wow super cute! What a great idea!! ~ Jen @ http://pinstripestopearls.blogspot.com

  14. Yes so stinkin' cute. Love, love!!!

  15. These are sooo awesome! Is it possible to do these without a sewing machine??

    thanks!! Libby @ mondellofam.blogspot.com

  16. Simply amazing! Thanks for linking up!


  17. Love these! I made one of these over at my blog...thanks for the idea! :)



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