I picked up some contact paper and shelf paper at the Dollar store a couple of weeks ago. The two papers combined made four of the cutest July 4 placements.
This is a five minute project. I used 2 rolls of shelf liner, one red checked and one blue checked plus two rolls of clear contact paper. Each roll was $1.00 at the Dollar store. Cut the shelf paper to the size you want your placemat, and the contact paper about 2 inches bigger than the shelf liner on each side.
Peal off the back of the contact paper and lay flat on a table. Place and smooth the shelf liner on top. Add second piece of contact paper to top. Use pinking shears to trim the contact paper to I inch.
I’ve used this method for many years with kids coloring projects, Christmas or birthday wrapping paper, and scrapbook paper. The possibilities are endless.
My project gallery has some other ideas for July 4 decorations. Check it out to make these.