Placemat Creations

Placemats aren’t just for protecting your tables anymore! See what happens when these crafty bloggers get their hands on them!
Bags, Purses, Totes etc.

Light-weight Purse

I love this little Clutch!

Simple Bag

Around the House
Cover a recycled food can and make a Utensil Holder
Sandwich Wrap and Place-mat all in one!



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No Sew Pillow with A Sign of the Times
For the Kiddos
Little Boys Toolbelt, from The Creative Maven
Make a diaper clutch with Cut Out and Keep
Make little aprons

Baby Carrier

So don’t let the word “placemats” trick your mind into thinking they can only lay flat on your kitchen table! Start creating!

placemat crafts

About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. Love these ideas!! I think I will be trying a few of these!!

  2. Definitely haven't seen some of these – thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try a couple, now must go find some placemats.

  3. There are so many great ideas here. THanks for sharing all of them.

  4. I love crafting with placemats. Thanks for all of the ideas and for featuring some of mine!

  5. To Be Charmed says:

    So many great ideas! Um totally loving the Placemat Clutch. Thanks so much for featuring mine!

  6. wow! i love these ideas!

  7. Aarti Badamikar says:

    prettily awesome ideas!!!

  8. This is great! I have a weekly feature on my blog where I post some item (usually from my craft stash, but not always) and challenge my readers to come up with things to do with it (and be entered to win a prize) I think I might have to do placemats one week and see what my readers come up with!!


  9. Wow – great ideas! :)

  10. These are great ideas, and do easy! Thanks


  11. Those are all so clever! and cute!

  12. Thanks for the feature! Loved seeing all the creative ideas!

  13. MoraPiggy says:

    I love this post. Such creative and cute ideas.

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  15. Heather - says:

    Thanks for linking to Dollar Store Crafts! I really do love the placemat for crafting with! Such a great material to work with.

  16. Heather - says:

    Thanks for linking to Dollar Store Crafts! I really do love the placemat for crafting with! Such a great material to work with.

  17. Oh I love the monogram pillows!! What a quick and easy gift idea.


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