(Image credit: La maison de Loulou blog)
Maker: Marie-Laure Bouwens-Pham
Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 5-10 minutes each
Project Cost: $0-$15
(Image credit: La maison de Loulou blog)

Like a flashback to grade school dioramas, this winter wonderland placemat delights in 3D. Don't worry though, there's no poor marks here, and these trees are much more minimalist.


  • Foam board

  • Xacto knife

  • Tree stencil
  • Glue


  1. Cut your foam board into 11" x 14" rectangles.
  2. Trace your trees onto the foam board.
  3. Cut them out.
  4. Glue them in place vertically.
(Image credit: La maison de Loulou blog)

Thanks to Marie-Laure for sharing the 3D Placemat gift idea. Check out her blog, La maison de Loulou for more of her creativity and style.

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