Did you know that you can use placemats for so much more than just the dinner table? These ten placemat hacks will get your creative juices flowing and have you picking up every gorgeous placemat you see in the store and online.

You can make a simple pillow from a placemat in just a few minutes. There are tons of examples online. You can see one here on The Country Chic Cottage. Pick up placemats that coordinate with your home decor for an amazing DIY pillow in minutes.

If you are looking for a really great tutorial on how to make that placemat pillow, head on over to Old Time Pottery. The tutorial is great plus these placemat pillows are reversible! You gotta love that!

With just a few simple stitches, you can also turn a placemat into a fun fabric tray that is perfect for holding a gift. Get this handmade gift idea over at The Country Chic Cottage.

Does your purse need some organization? Turn a placemat into a DIY purse organizer with this tutorial from The Mamas Girls. I could use one of these myself…how about y’all?

Continuing on with placemat organizing ideas, what about an organizer for the arm of your sofa or chair? Yep, you can use a placemat to make that as well. Get the tutorial for how to make your own over at Sew Many Ways.

What about making a purse from a placemat? A purse? Yep! First is a placemat clutch tutorial from Lil Blue Boo. I could use a few of these inexpensive options for nights out on the town.

Next is a placemat tote tutorial from Sew 4 Home. There are so many different placemat options on Bright Settings so your tote options are endless! Make a few of these to complete your wardrobe today.

Add a placemat to the bottom of a wood tray for a fun serving or home decor option. Get the full instructions for making the one below from Centsational Girl. A simple fabric lined tray from a placemat….brilliant!

You can also use a placemat to make a casserole carrier like this one from Sew Many Ways. This is a great idea for those potluck dinners as you don’t want your dishes to spill.

Last but now least is a super unique idea to make bibs from placemats. You can get the full instructions over at Dana Made It. So many colorful options for these great bibs.

Grab a few placemats from Bright Settings to try these ten placemat hacks today. Did you have any idea that placemats could be used for so many crafts? So, you have any other unique ideas for placemats? Leave them in the comments!