Top 10 Placemat Crafts


Placemats aren’t just for protecting your tables anymore! There are TONS of things you can do with them and we want to prove it! We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite placemat crafts to show you what happens when these creative bloggers get their hands on them.

placemat_crafts_8Placemat Tote // 2 Giggle Boxes

placemat_crafts_10Placemat Apron // Somewhat Simple

placemat_crafts_3Crayon Roll // Skip to My Lou

placemat_crafts_6Placemat Purse // Blessing Overflowing

placemat_crafts_7Hanging Placemat Pendant // Stepping Through Crazy

placemat_crafts_1Child’s Tool Belt // Eeny, Meeny & Moe

placemat_crafts_9Purse Organizer // Footprints

placemat_crafts_5DIY Jewelry Roll // The Paper Mama

placemat_crafts_2Diaper & Wipes Organizer // Lemon Tree Creations

placemat_crafts_4Framed Placemat to add a pop of color // Thrifty Decor Chick

Using a placemat for your crafty creations can save you time and money. They can be super affordable, and they come in a great sizes that are perfect for a bunch of projects. Plus, they are pieces of fabric that are already hemmed, so your sewing projects are even that much easier from start to finish.

Have you made anything from a placemat?

We would love to see it!

Leave us a link in the comments section below and we’ll come check it out!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in August 2010. It was updated with fresh ideas in September 2014.

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  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.

  18. Love the ideas!! So clever and cute!!