If you like the look of sisal rugs and runners like this one, this one, and this one, why not make one for your own mini home? I bought this old place mat at my local St. Vinny’s for $1.00.
Old place mat. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.
I simply cut out the portion I wanted to use for a runner, like this:
Mini sisal mat. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.
Then I removed everything but the contrasting weaving, so it looks like this:
Mini sisal runner. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.
What remains of the weaving will hold itself together as long I’m careful with it. There’s enough remaining of the place mat that I can make other mats or window coverings. Talk about a quick, simple, inexpensive craft project! It’s going to look great in my mini dining or living room!
This small wooden easel and stretched canvas were found (both unpainted) at a local craft store. They were about $2 each. I painted the easel a sunny shade of yellow, and painted an orange sailboat scene on the canvas. I had a little trouble getting a shot of it without a glare, but you get the idea. It’s a quick, simple project that will personalize my dollhouse. It would also be cute displayed on a bookshelf or end table in a human-scale house.
Tiny painting by Holly Tierney-Bedord. All rights reserved.