Woven Place Mats as Wall Art

I always find really nice place mats at local thrift stores. I like ones made from straw, seagrass, and other materials like that. I really like the ones that are loosely woven so you can see through them. I have some round ones in a natural shade hanging vertically on my mocha brown living room walls. They look great! Velcro works well for mounting them against the wall. I also have round, black ones hanging horizontally in my dining room, side-by-side, touching each other. Looks really good with my black furniture. They cost 75 cents each for a total of $3.75 and make quite a statement!


By dusty6788 from Silver Spring, MD

August 24, 20100 found this helpful

What a great idea! I'm a long-time frugalista and there aren't too many tips I haven't seen before. But this is a new one. Even if you buy the mats new you could make a wall decoration for a fraction of what you might spend otherwise. And they also could easily be changed by the season, or made into a holiday decoration.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
August 24, 20100 found this helpful

Wonderful idea! One of my favorite pieces of art is a framed calendar pic of a farm scene with a barn. It's from a calendar from the early 1960s. I have moved it from state to state several times and wouldn't take a fortune for it. We just proved you don't need a lot of money to have an attractive dwelling.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
August 24, 20100 found this helpful

Yes, I have done this for years cause it is inexpensive. I would frame them for the art on them. My kids used to laught at me for doing this but I always got great complements from guests.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
Frames on a wall.
Saving Money on Wall Art
Home and Garden Home Improvement Decorating Budget DecoratingAugust 23, 2010
Repurposing Calendar Pictures
Repurposing Calendar Pictures
Young boy sitting on a step ladder cleaning a wall.
Homemade Wall Cleaner Recipes
Rustic looking bookcase.
Frugal Decorating Ideas
Picture Frames on a Wall
Decorating on a Budget
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 24, 2016 at 7:19:03 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!