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Monday, May 26, 2008

Hand-Made Tablecloth Weights

After my oilcloth tablecloth blew off the table a couple of times already, i realized it was time to do something about it. Thinking oilcloth was heavy just didn't do the job! So, i got a little creative and used what i have.

Since i have a large collection of buttons, new and old, i looked for some that were 'picnic-like' and found some cute ones that had a red and white gingham look, as well as some ladybugs and strawberries. I attached them to an old clip with wire, but this wasn't heavy enough.

So, i found some old plastic animals that i used for craft projects in the past and found some that are barn animals - a cow, sheep, donkey, and dog. After securing them to the wire, i looped it through the buttons and voila - weights that work!

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5 Comments:

OpenID shellyfish said...

Geeze, those are really cute - great idea!

1:59 PM  
Blogger krissy said...

so freakin' cute!!!

10:15 PM  
Blogger affectioknit said...

Those are so cute - what a good idea!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Crafty Gardener said...

That is a great idea. I'm always on the lookout for more crafty ideas. It's great to meet another Canadian blogger too!

The Gardener Side

The Crafty Side

6:30 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

That is the most adorable idea ever! I am totally stealing it!

12:21 PM  

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