Repurposed Placemat Wall Hanging #5

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I have come to the end of the Pier One Imports placemats.  It was fun to see if the placemats would make good backgrounds for wall hangings and I think they do!  No more paying retail prices for placemats, however I will be on the lookout for cool placemats at garage sales this summer.

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I loved the spicey colors of this woven placemat and thought it would make a nice background for an “out of the box” concept.

 

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I used to make whimsical pendulum clocks until their wholesale price got too expensive and I had container full of pendulum clock bobs that I couldn’t use on the pendulum because I attached something else that swung back and forth.

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Mandala’s are so popular right now and I was inspired to find some cool printable images on Etsy and purchased this set.

I used my photo software to make them the correct size,  printed and cut them out gluing them to the pendulum bobs.

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I cut long lengths of  2 strand gold string which was attached to each pendulum bob.

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Then I cut a 6″ piece of .25″ dowel to attach the strings to and tied each bob securing with a dab of white glue so it would stay in place.

 

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Last, I used a length of thick brown twine to make a hanger.

 

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It has been so fun to make each of the wall hangings and clocks from Pier One Imports placemats.  Each of the placemats seemed like a piece of art in the first place and it was fun to repurpose them into wall hangings and clocks!

 

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

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

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