Making Totes out of Placemats

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.

 

Kazinashi flowers tote

Kazinashi flowers tote

Felted Flowers

Felted Flowers

These will be Christmas gifts– so if you know me, who will be for whom?

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