Complete your alfresco dining table with these stylish and creative clay placemats
Takes 45mins* Cost £4.49
Rolling pin Fimo air-drying clay, £4.49 for 500g, Hobbycraft Old sturdy placemats (with no bend) Knife
Glue & paintbrush Clear sealer
Roll out the air-drying clay to about 5mm thick and so that it measures slightly larger than the size of your placemat. Carefully lay the placemat lightly on top of the rolled clay and cut to fit around the outside using a sharp knife. Using the tip of the knife, score the surface of the clay with a woodgrain pattern – you may wish to practise drawing this design on paper beforehand to make sure you’re happy with the look. Leave the clay to dry thoroughly (follow packaging instructions). Use a strong glue to stick the clay on top of the placemat and, once dry, apply a coating of varnish or clear sealer to add a protective layer.
amazon melamine dinnerware, from £5; napkins, £16 for four, both House of Fraser. Suvi jug, £12; Suvi glass, £4; ananas tealight holder, £10, all Habitat