Repurposed Placemat Reverse Canvas Art

Happy Monday, Friends! Have you ever admired gorgeous paper placemats but passed on them because they just aren't practical? Several years ago when I went to Canton with Cecilia B, I couldn't resist several placemats with charming vintage postcard inspired designs. I brought them home and styled a pretty spring tablescape. However, since the paper isn't practical, I've always wanted to find a more suitable use for them, and I finally came up with a solution...

Repurposed placemat reverse canvas art

You may remember last year I shared reverse canvas art I created by flipping painted thrift store canvases to the back, which creates a rustic farmhouse style frame. I've been on the lookout for more canvases, but the placemats were larger than most I've come across. I didn't want to cut the art as I wanted to preserve the original design. Then...I found these at Hobby Lobby--5 16" x 20" canvases for $10--probably less than I would pay in the thrift store! Yay! To make your own: First, attach a saw tooth hanger to the front side of the canvas.

Repurposed placemat reverse canvas art

Next, arrange the placemat inside the back frame of the canvas. Make sure it is smooth and even. Then, attach the placemat with double-sided tape. {TIP: Use a pretty gift bag or printable to create a similar look if you are unable to find paper placemats!}

Repurposed placemat reverse canvas art
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Voila! Charming spring farmhouse art you can whip up in no time! {Look here, to create my DIY dollar store peony garland!

Repurposed placemat reverse canvas art

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Stay a few weeks, I'll share the other repurposed placemats at my Easter home tour!

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  1. Great idea, Cecilia! I was wondering what became of your placemats. Laurie Anna's moved to a bigger store - I haven't been in yet. Maybe I'll get to go the end of the month. Hope all is well!
    Hugs, Cecilia

  2. Cecelia,
    This came out great! I too just did a similar post using placemats!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  3. Cute! I am loving more and more vintage stuff as I come across it!

  4. I have seen paper placemats and always passed them up. No more. Great idea!! Thanks!!


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