Place Mats as Coasters

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Melinda Page and Ashley Tate
Coasters made from place matsJames Baigrie


Prevent water rings by cutting mismatched or damaged plastic placemats into smaller squares with pinking shears, discarding parts that are torn or stained.

Read More About:New Uses for Old Things

Do you have a new use for an old thing?

View Earlier Comments

Quick Tip


This puree is also delicious spread on crunchy whole-grain toast. Top with the goat cheese and cilantro.