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.
I loved the spicey colors of this woven placemat and thought it would make a nice background for an “out of the box” concept.
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.
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.
I cut long lengths of 2 strand gold string which was attached to each pendulum bob.
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.
Last, I used a length of thick brown twine to make a hanger.
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!