Not only are placemats inexpensive but often they are made from beautiful materials. They are really a great resource for any budget decorator and you’ll be amazed at all the ways you can repurpose placemats!
Here are a few things you can do with placemats.
This is such an easy way to make a decorative throw pillow and a great way to use those single placemats that you can always find on clearance See the tutorial at Something Like That Designs
Here’s a great idea for some wall art from Better Homes & Gardens
You can even make seasonal outdoor flags using placemats like this one from Pretty Handy Girl (she has winter and Valentines Day flags as well)
I think this idea is amazing! A backsplash made from plastic placemats! It looks really good and I imagine is easy to clean. Perfect for a temporary fix. See the tutorial at Ashley Rowhome
This would make a cute gift! Kids aprons made from placemats – from At Home In the Northwest
Another great idea from Better Homes & Gardens is to use placemats as photo frames
Another cute gift idea is to make a clutch from a placemat – from Happy Together
You can use a placemat as a frame like this from The Thrifty Rebel
These coasters are made from placemats – see the tutorial at Craftionary
If you find a pretty placemat you can frame it for some easy DIY art like this one from Thrifty Decor Chick
Here’s a bedside caddy you can make from 2 placemats via Instructables
You can take some bamboo placemats and make these vases from In This Life
I’m including this pillow even though it’s not made from a placemat. Instead I used a tablerunner! You can see more photos here A Cultivated Nest Making My Kitchen More Summery
Hope you found some inspiration!