Tablecloth Weights / Tablecloth Clips from Horse Brass

Tablecloth Weights / Tablecloth Clips from Horse Brass

I don’t exactly know why, but when I think of anything horse-related, I imagine it in an autumn setting. I can’t really explain why this is, and maybe it makes no sense…but when I think of horses, I think of plaid blankets, leather accessories, and crisp Fall air. So, when I spotted these horse brass at a thrift store, I decided they were destined to be used in an autumn project.

Horse brass or horse brasses at thrift store for upcycling into tablecloth weights and horse decor by Sadie Seasongoods

I held them in my palm for a moment, running my hands over the smooth glowing metal, transferring their weight from hand to hand, an idea came to mind.

Horse brasses or horse brass for upcycling idea as tablecloth clips or gifts for horse lovers by Sadie Seasongoods

All in all, I ended up with six of them- each horse brass different from the next. My upcycling idea for them? Tablecloth weights or tablecloth clips – perfect for outdoor fall decor or parties when the wind kicks up! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Upcycling Horse Brass into Tablecloth Weights / Tablecloth Clips

I have a confession- this is a SERIOUSLY easy project and possibly doesn’t even warrant a blog post! But I put one together nonetheless…my idea literally takes only a few minutes to make and doesn’t affect or alter the horse brass in any way.

To make them, I needed some pinch clips. After searching online, I finally found the perfect ones in a similar antiqued brass/bronze color.

Pinch clips from curtain rings to be attached to horse brass to make tablecloth weights and country decor by Sadie Seasongoods

They’re actually curtain rings, but I knew that with a little reconfiguration, they would work wonderfully with the horse brass.

First, I used a couple of pairs of pliers to carefully remove the pinch clips from the curtain rings.

Curtain rings with pinch clips as hardware to attach to horse brasses to make the tablecloth holders and brass decor by Sadie Seasongoods

Then, with pliers still in hand, I twisted the “s-hook” 90 degrees, so that I could slip the horse brass on it. That way, when it’s clipped on a tablecloth, the horse brass won’t be facing sideways.

Tablecloth weights or tablecloth clips that are made by upcycling the horse brass for outdoor fall decor by Sadie Seasongoods

Does that make sense? If you try this at home, you’ll understand what I mean.

Here’s another view of the pinch clips and the S hook – as you can see, it rotates 90 degrees in the center of the hook.

Pinch clips from curtain rings that have been attached to horse brass to make the tablecloth weights and country decor by Sadie Seasongoods

Since each horse brass was different in size and weight distribution, I sometimes used two pinch clips or just a single one.  Two pinch clips would keep the horse brasses from sliding to a cockeyed position.

Ultimately, though, that was it! That’s the entire project – and the horse brass isn’t permanently altered or affected in any way!

Tablecloth Weights from Horse Brass for Outdoor Fall Decor

I did the same thing over and over again until all my horse brasses had been upcycled into tablecloth weights / tablecloth clips.

Tablecloth weights or tablecloth clips that are country decor and gifts for horse lovers by Sadie Seasongoods

Such an easy upcycling idea, and the tablecloth weights will keep wind from flapping your tablecloth outdoors. They may be a little unnecessary for indoor tables, but they’d still work as horse decor or country decor, as well.

Horse brasses that have been upcycled into tablecloth clips or tablecloth weights for outdoor fall decor and horse decor by Sadie Seasongoods

The fun part is you could do this with any medal collection you have- perhaps from running, cycling, or even music competitions. It’s a great way to repurpose them without being permanent or destructive!

Horse brass that has been upcycled with pinch clips to make the tablecloth weights for country decor or gifts for horse lovers by Sadie Seasongoods

If you enjoyed this upcycling idea for autumn decor / country decor, then you may also enjoy this Buffalo check decor on an upcycled wooden tray, as well!

Buffalo check decor and rustic cabin decor with an upcycling idea for a wood tray from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Christina in FL says

    Positively brilliant! I adore the way your mind works. 🙂

  2. Supe idea, we are sisters from another mother for repurposing! I WANT THOSE BRASSES- they are so cool! Did you mention what you paid, because if I saw them, I would have had that happy, overwhelming joyous feeling of: discovery, mine, why would ANYONE get rid of these?

    And I KNOW, you know what I mean. That feeling, when you see something and you would wag your tail, if you had one.
    Brilliant. I will be over and they better be hidden LOL

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      LOLOL, too funny, Susan!! And I will definitely keep them hidden…or maybe I’ll put them in my Etsy shop. I haven’t decided yet! 🙂

  3. How perfect! I’m glad to know I can repurpose the curtain rings like that! And even though it’s an easy project, you should always share because there is always something to learn!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thanks, Cecelia- I appreciate that!!

    • Excellent point, Cecilia, since what seems so clear to one, isn’t for the next person. And, once someone shares an idea, it sparks more creativity…more junking for all! Repurpose and reuse the really great things that shouldn’t end up in landfills.

  4. Wonderful project! Horseback riding is the most fun in the fall, with crisp autumn leaves and warm wooly plaids with boots.

  5. Another great idea! So creative!

  6. It is fall steeplechase season here in Aiken. Perfect for tailgating. Also for football teams with horse mascots.

  7. Very cool –

  8. I love a simple but fantastic project and this one is both. I would love to find some horse metals like yours. Great find.

  9. I love this idea, because let’s face it–it’s a challenge to find a cute table cloth weight! So clever! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm–pinned!

  10. What a great and fun idea Sarah and they do make such lovely weights. And I’m totally with you that horses and autumn fit together 😉

  11. What a great thrifting find and a super repurpose!!

  12. Last summer I bought some El-Cheapo tablecloth weights, big mistake. As soon as the wind came up the tablecloth flew up and the weights were banging against the deck table. Very annoying! Hopefully, I can find horse brass weights or something heavier. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      UGH, El-Cheapo anything always comes back and bites us in the end, right? Thank you so much for co-hosting the party!

  13. There is no end to your creativity. Love them! Loved the facebook link that explained them, too! The only other HEAVY thing I can think of to use for table weights is those awful balloon weights that the party stores sell; effective but surely not stylish!

  14. If it’s creative and unique, it does warrant a blog post 😉 This is both of those things including simple and easy so win, win, win, win! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. These belong in a picnic basket and will be well used.

  15. great idea, these would be great for beach towels too. you could spray paint them a bright color so you could spot your chair when you return from the water (you know when you have to use the hotel towels at the water and they all look alike)

  16. Totally agree!!!

  17. Will have to keep an eye out for them!! Or something similar! I have a friend that is a horse person! And think they would love them

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