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How to make your own cane mat artworks for your walls

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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to add colour to your wall. Add a touch of colour to your walls by painting cane mats in your favourite Resene colours.

Cane mat artwork
Painted cane artwork

You will need


  1. Wipe down the can mats to ensure they are clean and leave to dry.
  2. Paint each cane mat in your Resene colour. For a tone on tone look use a handful of colours in the same colour group. Nikki used Resene Havoc, Resene Rapture, Resene Ruby Tuesday and Resene Glorious.

Supplies you will need

Step 2

Cane mat artwork

Top tip: Try using cane sun hats in place of can mats for a bit of summer fun that you can enjoy year–round.

Project by Nikki Astwood, 2020.

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Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.