Betz White had the idea of making totes out of thrift store placemats. I took it a step further by useing thirft store belts as handles instead of purchased webbing. I also decorated the totes with Kazanashi flowers.
I found 7 placements that were in good shape and I was able to get 2 totes out of them. Four for the front and backs, two for the sides and one for the bottoms. I then decorated one with Kazanashi flowers and the other with felted flowers and buttons. Top them off with thrift store belt handles and you have a beautiful, green, thrifty gift.
These will be Christmas gifts– so if you know me, who will be for whom?