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Every Christmas morning, it is a tradition in our home to make a big old breakfast! As the day approaches, I ask everyone what they want. Sometimes it's quiche, waffles, breakfast casserole, but this year the boys really wanted a pancake bar. So, after the kids are in bed Christmas Eve, we will play Santa and I will decorate our breakfast table for the pancake feast. I like to make it less formal than our Christmas Eve dinner, and throw in some fun.
Today, I am sharing how I made holiday placemats for our breakfast table using Duck Brand® Holiday Designs.
I used 4 different Duck Brand® Holiday Designs Tape: Seasonal Sweets, Holiday Bows, Penguin, and Snowman. I also purchased 4 really inexpensive foam mats from the craft store. These foam mats are perfectly sized for placemats. The foam is a nice surface to use Duck Tape® on because you can easily reposition it. The holiday designs are really cute and you could also use them for wrapping gifts, adding a decorative touch to candles, placecards and so much more. You can check out all the different varieties of Duck Tape® and create your own Duck the Halls design or recreate the one I made here.
The first thing I did was think about how to weave the tapes to create a plaid look. The pattern I will show you is the one I used for each mat. Once you get the first one done–it flies because you know when and how to overlap your tape.
Cut 2 strips of the green Holiday Bows tape to place horizontally on the top and the bottom of your placemat. Leave some space along the top and bottom.
Take your roll of Penguin tape and cut in half leaving it on the roll. Then, tear while on the roll and it will create an even edge and leaves the rest on the roll. No difficult cutting needed.
Place 2 strips between the Holiday Bows strips as seen above.
Peel back the green Holiday Bows tape. This is what is great about working on the foam. The tape is easy to reposition until you are ready to press it down.
Tear one strip of the red Seasonal Sweets tape to place vertically over the halved Penguin strips.
Place the green Holiday Bows strips over the red Seasonal Sweets strip.
Next tear your Snowman tape to fit vertically and place it over all the green Holiday Bows strips and the Penguin strips.
Make sure that after you pull back the green Holiday Bows strips.
Working vertically again, place 1 red Seasonal Sweets strip, one 1/2 sized Penguin strip, and 1 more red Seaonal Sweets strip.
Lastly, lay the green Holiday Bows strips over the rest of the vertical strips and you are done!
The kids are going to love these!!
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