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Do you and your kids bake up a feast of cookies for Santa every year? I know my girls do and usually we end up just leaving a big plate and mug of cold milk for the big guy, but this year, we’re stepping our game up.
Have you been seeing these placemats pop up in the crafting community? If you have and you’ve been wondering how you can create one for yourself to make, gift or sell, then you’re going want to download today’s free svg file.
Isn’t this design a total beaut? (Notice my Lampoon Christmas Vacation reference there?) I think so. I also think that it’s the perfect placemat to make and reuse year after year for your family.
Not only is this easy to customize, cut and make, but it’s also perfect for storing along with your Christmas decorations to use again next year. It’s also great because it’s a single color cut file; meaning you don’t have to use a lot of iron-on to complete this project.
The most important part of this project is to find the perfect placemat that you want to use. This year buffalo plaid is really popular, but if you’re not into it, you can pick any placemat you’d like.
I found these beautiful red and black buffalo plaid placemats on Amazon this year for a really great price with Amazon Prime shipping available.
As for the iron-on vinyl that you want to use, I’d recommend just any white iron on of your liking. My favorite is the White Siser Easyweed. I wouldn’t do glitter, because you wouldn’t want to risk any specs of glitter ending up on the food.
Now I know that your next question may be, will this placemat be food safe? The answer is, if you place the food on the fabric parts, not touching the vinyl, you should be good to go.
Otherwise I would stick to either using a small plate to put the cookies on the placemat, or you can even tear some butcher or wax paper to lay inside the cookie circle area to lay your cookies down. Same would go for the carrots. It’s really your preference.
The last thing you want to do before you send this design to cut is to customize it with your family or kids name at the bottom right of the design after “love,”.
Just pick whatever font looks good from your collection and add type out the names you want to add. Remember that if you are needing fonts to use, there are several websites that you can download free fonts from.
QUICK NOTE: You can use this design for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share it with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload it to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production.
Thank you so much for your support, and if you make anything with this design, tag me @PerfectStylishCuts, I love seeing your makes.
DOWNLOAD THE DEAR SANTA PLACEMAT SVG CUT FILE HERE