I always seem to find a variety of placemats in HomeGoods and they are always fun to get creative with. We’ve created a few things out of placemats but I thought it would be fun to turn a few into easy sunflowers.

I’ll be using a 15” round placemat from HomeGoods .

Some other items that we’ll be using are:

1. Upholstery thread and needle

2. Scissors

3. Americana acrylic paint by DecoArt ( colors Marigold and Cadmium Yellow)

4. Walnut colored Gel stain by DecoArt

5. Brown glitter by 143 Vinyl

6. Elmers glue

7. Paint brush

The first step is to sew a basting stitch around the placemat. You can come in from the edge as far as you want. I came in about 3 inches from the edge.

You’ll go around the placemat and be sure to have both ends come out on the same side of the placemat.

You’ll pull the ends of the thread to gather the placemat as shown in photo above.

You can pull the strings as tight or as loose as you want. Once you have your flower formed you’ll then paint the flower.

I did the outer edge of the flower with the Marigold and Cadmium Yellow.

Once I had the yellow painted on I then painted on the Walnut colored Gel stain.

I painted the Elmer’s glue on over the Gel stain.

Once I had the Elmer’s glue on I then sprinkled on the glitter.

You can find the glitter that I’m using on 143 Vinyl by clicking my referral link down below.


This flower is so easy to make and it can be hung almost any where.

I hope you’ll get creative and give this easy flower a try.