Repurposed Placemat Wall Hanging #5

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Sadly I am quickly coming to an end of the placemats I got at Pier One Imports.  This shabby twig placemat seemed so beachy to me, it is perfect for a beach cottage wall.

 

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The wall hanging is so easy to put together after you gather a selection of beachy stuff.

My collection:  shells, starfish, sea biscuits, and some pretty seafoam green lichen.

Step One:  Lay out your design to see if you like it.  I used two different kinds of shells on the top and bottom of the wall hanging.  I had a resin starfish to attach to the center.

Step Two:  Use E6000 to attach the ephemera.  Since E6000 doesn’t set up right away you can move the pieces if you don’t have them centered right.

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Step Three:  Use dabs of hot glue to attach lichen ( I usually get mine in assorted bags of moss at Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics).  You can gently tear the lichen apart and it will really stretch to go in the circle.

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Step Four:  Carefully tie corded twine around the top of the placemat cording.  The twigs can break so I didn’t try to attach my twine to a twig, I attached it to the cord that holds the twigs together.

 

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Inexpensive, fast to make, and definitely beachy!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

9 thoughts

  1. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Beautifully Made Party. I’m always happy to find new ideas for coastal decor and I love repurposing projects. This is being featured in my weekly newsletter tomorrow.

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    1. Wow thanks so much Beverly. I have wanted to participate in your link parties for a long time. You make it so easy to link up and I really appreciate you taking the time to host the parties. The ideas are really awesome and inspiring too! Thanks!

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