When I posted photos of the placemat tote bags I made last spring, I mentioned that I might use them for decorating instead of in the usual fashion. I found the perfect spot for one of them in my fall decor—hanging on the wall in the dining room filled with dried eucalyptus branches. The ceramic hook is from World Market. (They’re about $2 apiece in a big bin in their store, and I love them for hanging jewelry, too!) I’ll keep you posted if the other two bags appear somewhere! ♥
Boy, you’re very creative:)
What a sweet thing to say! 🙂
it’s true! you’re very creative! Hope you’re having a Great day!
WOW, these are brilliant!!!
Thank you! I LOVE making projects out of placemats! The fabric is so pretty, and I can find them in bargain bins at my favorite stores. 🙂
So pretty…love this idea…The pattern is perfect for Fall decorating…
I love using something in an unusual way…
Thank you, Marilyn! That’s probably why I grabbed these placemats from the bargain bin . . . the leaves made me think of autumn! 🙂
super cool. one of my upcoming blogs is on making hook boards…perhaps you will find further use for those ceramic hooks!
Yay! Can’t wait! 🙂
Great idea! Can never have enough textiles about the home!
That’s a great design tip! Thank you! 🙂
Love how you repurposed these bags!
Thank you! They’ve been sitting in a box for a LONG time waiting for the right idea to come along! 🙂
What a great idea. I’ll take it for something I already have. Canvas bookbags from all the different bookstores I have visited. I can hang them and put a silk flower arrangement in them instead of leaving them in a pile or filled with magazines to read. You inspire me.
I LOVE that idea!!! I hope you’ll post your project when you finish! 🙂
So nice looking in your decor! Yet another grrrrreat idea 🙂 you are NOT a boring woman lol!
I don’t know if I’m boring or not, but I do know that I can’t ever remember being bored in my whole life! 🙂 Thank you, Josee! 🙂
That is a great way to embrace life! Continue to be such an inspiring woman!
So pretty! I would never have thought to use a bag as a wall vase, but it’s sooo perfect!
Thank you! It makes me smile when I walk into the room! 🙂
Ohhh! I rather like this!
Thank you! I’m loving it! 🙂
I love your tote wall hangings plus I love your curtains too. Very pretty
Thank you, Lisa! the curtain panels are from World Market, too. They had them all 50% off lately and I was looking for something fallish, so I was in the right place at the right time! 🙂
I love this!! 😉
Thank you! I love it when an idea actually works! 🙂
And this can be adjusted to any decor. 😉
That is so cute, I never would have thought of that myself.
Thank you! I hope I can find a fun spot for the other two bags, too . . . or I COULD just use them for purses, right? 🙂
Where would be the fun in that? 🙂
What a clever idea. Well done.
Thank you! I love seeing it when I walk into the room! 🙂
Brilliant! It already has a hanger. Wish I had prettier tote bags now.
But . . . you have the prettiest bags out there!!! 🙂
Thank you, that’s very sweet, but I’d rather use them for their intended purpose than hang them on the wall, though. (Using one is great advertising.)
Do you think something similar could be done with meshy totes for storing onions, potatoes, etc. in the kitchen?
Sure, that should work beautifully! Good luck! 🙂
What a delightful idea!
Thank you, Liz! Now I’m starting to look at all my totes and purses in a new way. 🙂
Fab idea, love it when everyday items are created into something so beautiful.
Well done you.
Thank you, Sue! 🙂
Two ideas, one beautiful decoration. You go girl
Awww . . . thank you! 🙂
What a great idea !! I have a few places that this would look great and add color to my dark walls. I am picking bittersweet tomorrow, they will look perfect !! thanks
Ooohhh . . . that will be pretty! Can’t wait to see what you make! 🙂
Brilliant!!! I love this!
Thank you, Stacy! We’re really enjoying it! 🙂
This is brilliant and so ‘obvious’ I’m smacking myself on the head! I envy your creative mind and am continually inspired by your blog! Thanks.
You’re very welcome! I hope you have fun with it! And thank you for such a LOVELY compliment, Alexandra! 🙂
Very cute idea… I will totally have to try this out with one of my totes. Thanks for the inspiration.
You’re very welcome! Can’t wait to see what you make! 🙂
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