Chalk Cloth Santa Cookie Mat
As the big night approaches don't forget Santa in your holiday decorating. Just as in the top restaurants presentation is everything; insure you and yours will earn everything on your list by making a Chalk Cloth Santa Cookie Mat. The cookie mat will enhance any Santa snack by bringing Christmas cheer to every corner of your home. This decorative mat is a placemat made from chalk cloth with cotton flange and ornamental trim around the beverage and plate settings. Your kids can inform Santa which cookies he is sure to enjoy and point out his favorite beverage, be it milk, hot chocolate or a hot toddy. Your kids can even add a final plea for presents.
To make your own Chalk Cloth Santa Cookie Mat you will need:
¼ yard of chalk cloth
¼ yard of quilting cotton
1 yard each various trims and ribbons
Cut a rectangle 17" by 15" from the chalk cloth. Trace your cookie plate and glass using chalk onto your mat and select your trim. Carefully pin and top-stitch your trim in place over your chalk marks. You can pin since you will be sewing right over any pin holes. Embellish your trim with rick rack flowers by simply rolling your rick rack into a roll until your flower is large enough and secure with some hand tacking stitches. Finally add your cotton flange using Sew4Home's Flange Pillow instructions. It is so easy and adds just the right touch to finish off your cookie mat. This Pattern
This Pattern can be easily modified for a birthday mat, Mother's Day breakfast mat or just a kid's place mat by changing the fabric flange.