DIY Storybook Placemat

Real Simple

Placemats are invaluable in kitchens with kids. And the more wipeable the better. We love this simple idea that allows you to customize easy-to-clean kiddie placemats to your child's interests while at the same time letting you consider your room's palette.

Such a simple idea, which are really the best kind, these would make inexpensive gifts for the upcoming holidays as well. This project is at Real Simple and we came across it at The Happy Housewife where Sara and Angie are compiling 100 ideas of handmade gifts you can make for Christmas. They're already up to #31 - see all their ideas here.

(Image: Mark Lund/Real Simple)