I ordered a stack of placemats from Pier One Imports after I had the brainstorm to try repurposing them into wall hangings. It took a while for them to FINALLY arrive but I sure had a fun day upcycling this darling flamingo placmat into a whimsical beaded wall hanging.
I don’t know if I would have paid full price for this placemat, it was a little spendy! However $14.00 was the perfect price.
I went to JoAnn’s Fabrics and got all my beads BOGO, so that was a savings too.
Step ONE: I used 20 gauge wire to string all the beads leaving a loop at the ends to attach with hot glue.
STEP TWO: Make more bead strings and attach them with hot glue.
After I attached the first string, I decided where the next string would look best.
STEP THREE: Make a bead tassel with bright colored beads and attach it with hot glue.
Attach the tassel so it hangs in front of the other bead strands.
STEP 4: Use a piece of wood dowel or driftwood for the placemat to hang and attach a wire decorated with beads with hot glue at the top corners of the placemat.
STEP 5: Decorate some of the bead strands with beads and tassels for a whimsical and happy wall hanging!