Easter Brunch Table Setting Using No Sew Round Placemats

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Colorful ideas for setting a round dining table for Easter brunch using semi – DIY’ed no sew round placemats.

One thing that I have missed doing over the last year due to the pandemic, is having family and friends over for dinner or Sunday brunch. Not only to enjoy their company, but to give me a reason to take the time to create a pretty table setting.

Easter brunch table centerpiece idea using a metal pedestal, speckled eggs and a white candle.

It is something that I enjoy doing now, but sure wasn’t when I was kid growing up when the task of setting the family dinner table was one of my chores… “fork on the left, knife and spoon on the right.”

Finding enjoyment in setting a table for a meal began when I worked in retail display where I was in charge of setting all the display tables in the store with the china brands and dinnerware the store sold. I had the creative license to do what I wanted, which made the job fun.

You don’t see these displays very much in department stores anymore. It is one reason I think I like going into Pottery Barn, as they always have a few tables set up in inspiring ways with their latest collection of dinnerware.

HomeGoods finds

Back in January when strolling through HomeGoods, I found a set of melamine Tommy Bahama dinner plates seen in the photo above. I brought them home and am happy that I will get to use them for the first time to set the table for Easter brunch when my family will be coming. :-)

Cardboard berry crate filled with green Easter grass and a pale green speckled egg. Sitting on the center of a purple dinner plate.

To create my Easter brunch table setting, I gathered a few items I had on hand along with my new melamine plates.

Side view of Easter brunch dining table in kitchen. In the background are Easter flowers and a white plates and wood cutting boards.

I played around until I liked what I saw. My dining table is small, so I can’t add too many decorations to the table, only what is needed.

Easter brunch table setting using white and purple dinner plates.

I like creating a layered look for each place setting. This can be done by simply using plate chargers, placemats, large and small plates, bowls and a napkin.

I had the round woven water hyacinth placemats and semi-DIY’ed the vinyl round woven placemats that I added on top to add interest.

The last thing I added was a cardboard berry basket with an Easter egg.

The green filler grass was something that came in packaging as cushioning. I thought it was too pretty to throw away so I kept it. I have had it in my craft supply closet just waiting to find a decorative use for it.

It makes nice Easter grass, don’t you think?

Round Easter Dining Table Centerpiece

Easter brunch table centerpiece. Metal two-tiered stand filled with speckled eggs and a white candle.

For the table centerpiece I used a metal pedestal that I have previously used when entertaining outside on the deck.

I filled it with Easter grass, speckled eggs and a flickering flameless candle. Simple yet adds a festive touch for the occasion.

How to Make No Sew Round Woven Placemats

The reason I wanted round placemats for my table setting is that they look so much better on a round dining table than rectangular placemats.

no sew round woven placemats with brunch plates on them on a round faux painted table.

When using rectangular placemats on a round table, the ends always overlap with the adjacent place setting. This doesn’t look nice. It also adds an uneven surfaces all around the table which can make glasses tip over.

When using ready-made rectangular woven vinyl placemats as your material – no sewing is needed to transform them into a circular shape, plus the surface is reversible and easy to wipe clean.

supplies needed:

Time needed: 15 minutes.

How to Make No Sew Woven and Reversible Round Table Place Mats in Minutes

  1. Use Woven Vinyl Placemats

    You can use any color and style of vinyl woven placemats to make round placemats.

    woven-placemats needed to cover drawer fronts for woven furniture look

  2. Lay Placemat Down on Work Table


    Place one placemat on work table and then place a large 13″ diameter plate over placemat. It doesn’t matter which side of the placemat you place face down as each side is identical. Use a pencil to draw around the plate to mark the round shape on the placemat.

    Showing how to trace around a large plate on a rectangular placemat to make a round placemat.

  3. Cut Out Drawn Circle

    Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut out circle along the pencil line.

    How to make a round template and cut a woven placemat to make it round.

  4. All Done

    That is all there is to it. Repeat the process for the amount of round placemats you need. Since it is made of vinyl the ends will not ravel as fabric would.

    No sew DIY round placemat on table.

Two woven round placemats layered.

For my Easter brunch table setting, I layered my DIY round placemats over my existing woven raffia placemats that I bought at a yard sale many years ago.

Easter Brunch table decorations. Purple, pale green and white spring color theme..

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8 Comments

  1. I also have a small round table and struggle with place mats. Thank you for your ideas. I love your site:)

  2. So pretty and fun being able to have guests safely again. Thankful for the vaccine so we can finally set a table and see friends. Your post brought up memories – My Mom taught useable setting by saying “ The knife and fork had a fight the fork left and the knife was right”. Well something like that.

    Happy spring

    1. Hi Gail – That is so cute about how to remember what side the fork and spoon go on. I will use it from now on. We et our second vaccine the first wee of April. Looking forward to getting Benny out of the dock and taking a trip across the lake to see you.

  3. Lovely place settings and table decor. I’d love to know what’s for brunch?? Have a good week!

    1. Hi Deanna – I am still deciding on what to serve for Easter brunch. I will ask my daughters. They will probably want something I made when they were growing up and don’t make for themselves. :-)

      1. Sounds like a good plan! Enjoy your family and have a wonderful Easter! I know your house will be spectacular!