Thanks to yet another wintry mix weekend, I decided I would finish the project. I got all my supplies back out and completed 2 more bins using those damaged place mats.
WHAT?! Throw something away I could possibly use. NEVER.
Oh, lordy. Please excuse my inner thrift voice for talking out of turn. Sometimes it is hard to keep that chick in check. Anyway, like I was saying, I had several border pieces remaining, leaving me with large quantities of both long and short "twig" pieces (I mean, really, what do you call those besides twigs. Basket pieces?). Here is what I decided to do with them (inner thrift voice, you'll be happy).
Exhibit A: Long Twigs
|I simply arranged them in matching glass vases I had on hand.|
|Works with the bird theme, right?|
|Yes, I cut all those short twigs from the borders. Tedious, no doubt, and messy. |
After it was all said and done, I made mini nests in some candle sticks I failed to sell.
|A close up. Looks like a nest, right?|
|I used the remaining short twigs as a base for this candle. |
I think it looks cool. I like the texture.
The Final Two Bins
I decided to test a different place mat. I know, I know, you're thinking, how many place mats does she have? Apparently, I like place mats, especially ones with texture. I have (had) 8 of these placemats and the most I would use in one sitting are six so I figured I could spare two for this project. When I purchase place mats, I always buy at least one extra for replacement purposes, but now I am screwed if any are damaged when I need to set a table for six. Oops, too late now!
Okay, here is what I did with the final two.
|I probably should have used this place mat for the project. |
It is looking a little shabby. Gah!