• Vinyl, cut to fit your tabletop
  • 4 colors of contact paper, 3 yards each
  • 1 piece of card stock
  • Scissors
  • Dinner plate
  • Straight edge
  • Measuring tape


  1. Circles make for an easy plate (or trace a real dinner plate).

  2. To make the cutlery, just use your grade-school geometry – an oval for the bowl of a spoon, a rectangle for the tines of a fork, and a triangle for the knife blade. Make it easy by creating templates so you only have to measure once.

  3. To store your table mat for future use, hang it over a closet rod or on a clip hanger. Folding or rolling your mat will create creases in the contact paper.