13 Ways To Make Your Own Placemats (PHOTOS)

10/14/2011 03:09 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Have you ever noticed that all of the pretty placemats are also ridiculously expensive, and that all the cheap ones are flimsy or just plain ugly? Lucky for you, we've found these 13 simple ideas for creating your own without spending lots of time or money. From simple to sophisticated, these projects will take an everyday party or dinner to extraordinary.

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