Repurposing placemats – mouse pad and frame

I received the nearly-final cover for my book from the designer today and it is gorgeous.

It feels very “me” and I can’t wait to share it with you.

I’m a visual person so this book is finally starting to feel real, especially since I also got my copy of Elizabeth Hagen’s new book, Confidence, yesterday. Her book is just lovely to look at in all its pink and brown beauty. I can’t wait to read it (yes, I’m pushing it into my non-fiction queue)


These felt placemats are in all the home stores at the moment.

If you’re South African, they’re R15 each at Sheet Street, R16 each at Mr P Home and a whopping R24 – R25 each at Ackermans.

The styles are all the same except their patterns are slightly different around the border.

I saw these at Sheet Street and was captivated by the lovely turquoise colour.

I originally had plans to make the middle section into a Kindle cover despite the fact that I can’t sew šŸ™‚

I still have plans to do that but for the moment, this is what I did.

I cut the middle section out and was left with two pieces – the overlapping circles and then the solid mat from the middle.

Isn’t it pretty?

I’ve used the swirly outside border to frame a notice board in my study (pics to follow) and the middle bit is my new mousepad on my desk. I cut a little bit off so that it was smaller and didn’t take up too much of my desk space.

What have you repurposed recently?

Any weekend projects you want to tackle around the house?

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  1. Those are fun indeed! Great idea for reporpusing them to fit your needs. My goal recently has not be to repurpose yet to declutter, but I re-used some containers during my bathroom re-organizing, especially a little vitamin bottle to store hair clips.
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  2. Very cute! You are so clever, I used an empty tin (formerly filled with pilchards) to make a holder for my pens. I covered it with this wrinkly, corrugated iron paper that I bought at the craft shop so I think it looks quite pretty. Will blog it next week.
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