Having afternoon tea at your own table in the dining room might not feel quite as special compared with a fancy hotel or tea room. By creating placemats just for the occasion, you can ensure that the event feels like a classy upgrade to your usual tea and cake breaks. Simply grab a rectangle of material, add some backing fabric, and get decorating! Embroider a message and some pretty springtime flowers, then cut out a teapot shape from a ditsy patterned fabric and applique it onto the mat. Perfect for catching any cake crumbs or drips of tea!