Storybook Pages as Placemats

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Storybook pages as placematsMark Lund

RealSimple.com

Add some character(s) to a table setting by sandwiching favorite storybook pages between lamination sheets (available at office-supply stores). Catchy text and colorful pictures (think Dr. Seuss and nursery rhymes) are especially attention-grabbing.

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