Bear's placemat was ridiculously gross. the top was okay. but it seems i didn’t clean the underside (i’m not grody, i swear. just forgetful.) so i threw it away. he’s gone without for about two weeks. and if i scrub his spot on the table anymore, i’ll start wearing away the wood.
we were at target last night and he spotted a dORa placemat in the $1 spot.
after i picked it up, i noticed how slick the bottom was. i imagined it sliding across the table into big sister Pip’s lap.
i HAd a pLaN.
today i set to work to “gripperize” the back of the placemat. i got a roll of the gripper cabinet liner that i had leftover from painting our cabinets (pictures coming soon). i put the new placemat face down and traced around it. when i cut the liner, i cut inside my lines a bit so i didn’t have to worry about getting it lined up perfectly.
then i put scrapbooking adhesive squares in each corner and covered the back of the placemat with liquid stitch.
[[and i have to just say: i. LoVe. LiQUiD. sTiTCh. i may love it even more than aileen’s craft glue in the famous gold bottle. it’s a little bit runnier and easier to spread around.]] then i set the gripper sheet down on the back of the placemat. i taped the edges to keep it together a bit while it dried. it turned out pretty good.
after a trial run,
Bear, dORa, and fiLMoRe (from Cars)
gave it their stamp of approval.