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Use your Cricut cutting machine to make a set of gorgeous felt placemats.
Cricut sent us a Cricut Mini cutting machine to test out and each week, we'll be bringing you a new project to make. This week, we're using the Cricut to cut out felt and combining with the paper snowflake technique to make placemats.

These shapes are from the Cricut Craft Room Basics cartridge which is available free from the Cricut website. You can visit their website at Cricut.com and find them on Facebook.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1102 projects »
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  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 1
    Step 1

    Open up the placemats template in your Cricut-Craft Room. We'll start by making the largest placemat first, so select that layer.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 2
    Step 2

    Plug in your Cricut to your computer. Remove the protective sheet from your cutting mat and stick down a rectangle a felt firmly to the mat. Set the blade depth to 5 and the pressure to 6 before clicking cut.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 3
    Step 3

    Press Cut and watch your placemat take shape.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 4
    Step 4

    Remove the excess felt, using a pair of scissors to neaten up any edges if needed and punch out the pre-cut holes around the edges.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat with your second colour of felt using the medium placemat template.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat with your third colour of felt using the smallest placemat template.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should now have three placemats varying in size.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold one of the placemats in half and then in half again, like you would when making a paper snowflake and cut shapes out along the edges. Try triangles, squares and ovals.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 9
    Step 9

    Unfold, to see how your cuts look and then fold in half again, so that you have a new edge to cut.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 10
    Step 10

    Keep folding and cutting until you're satisfied with your design.

  • How to make a placemat. Cut Out Placemats - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat with your other placemats and you're all done!

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