Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Anthropologie Inspired Painted Placemat Art

Today's post takes a detour from kids crafts.  We're venturinging into the land of home decor.  Have you seen Anthropologie's selection of basket wall artI fell in love with their modern, geometric, and graphic designs.  But, the prices are a bit steep for me.  So I put on my DIY cap and tried creating my own inspired wall art using thrifted items.  Here's how the project out  Pretty cool, right? 

Anthropologie Inspired Painted Wall Art


Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art

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Instead of using baskets, I found some similarly shaped black and white placemats at the thrift store.   (Alternatively, you could also just buy woven placemats here.)

When I brought them home, I wiped down any stains.

Then, I blocked out designs using masking tape and wrapping paper. 

For the sun design, I traced the mat onto a piece of wrapping paper.  After cutting the circle out, I folded it like a snowflake and cut out triangles.  When I unfolded the circle I had a symmetric design.  I taped down the "stencil" and then traced it with Sharpie.

Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art

Then, I used craft paint and painted the sun design on.

Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art

With the other masking tape designs, I just painted between the strips of tape.

Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art

Because the placemat was bumpy, some of the lines weren't completely straight.  (Looking back, I could have pressed the tape down firmer to help.) 

(Note:  I ripped off the tape when the paint was still wet so I could add on and fix my designs.)

Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art


I wasn't completely thrilled with my designs, so I freehanded the rest.

Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art

The paint dried in a couple of hours.

Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art


Then, I used Command Picture Hanging Strips to hang my wall art.

And that's it! 

Stay cozy and happy making, friends!

Anthropologie Inspired Place Mat Art- A fun DIY craft for crafters who love African woven basket wall art



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