Crafty (& Handy)

From Placemat to Necklace

Deborah Dee just posted the cutest idea on her new blog… little pendants made from paper scraps and a bamboo placemat.

All of the photos above are from Deborah Dee’s blog and flickr.

I’ll have to pick up a placemat next time I’m at Target – I want to give it a go!

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  • Silvia
    May 10, 2008 at 4:15 am

    Wow these are really amazing! Good morning dear! What a fantastic idea!
    look at that’s stunning!
    a geniuos!

  • molly
    May 10, 2008 at 8:32 am

    So cute…what a great idea!

  • Caitlin @ C³
    May 10, 2008 at 9:53 am

    That’s so cute! Really nifty idea!

    (Side note: please check the IF forums, I received an email meant for you – I think?)

  • Amy
    May 10, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    That’s a really neat idea and a fantastic way to ‘upcycle’ without having to unnecessarily through away anything! I wonder what else you could make out of the little tiles….

  • vana
    May 10, 2008 at 9:17 pm


    this is really smart. Who knew! I threw away a bunch of wooden place mats….oh well, a note to myself for next time.

  • Elissa
    May 10, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    From the first photo I thought this post was about making candy and I got really excited. But I’m glad it wasn’t a huge letdown… those pendants are cute!

  • Michele
    May 11, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I LOVE this idea!

  • Goody
    May 11, 2008 at 11:28 am

    how funny that you would post this..

    i am actually working on some of these and ones from scrabble tiles for my forthcoming etsy shop..

    i did not buy the mats but ordered the wood pieces from etsy suppliers..

    i love the pieces that she made..very colorful and fun!

  • natalie
    May 11, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    So cute! What a great idea!

  • Cinnamon
    May 12, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    And with the right stringing wire, these would also make great handles for small purses. Thanks for linking to this. I love it.

  • christina
    May 21, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Hallo – I found your site by Moop Bags – wonderful idea and Thank you for being bold to share.


  • Tonya Ashe
    July 2, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    So creative and gorgeous!
    Blessings, peace, and love to you,

  • Kit
    September 12, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Dominos work well too, and can be found in the Dollar stores :)

  • Jolene
    December 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve been making these for years!