A placemat is a necessary thing for a table setting, no matter if it’s a usual breakfast with your family or a party dinner with colleagues or friends. Make a placemat for your table serving – just take some supplies that you have at hand – wood, fabric, raffia, cork, almost anything will do. Placemats, like tablecloths, pull together a dinner table, but without all that fabric to worry about. In fact, some of the be aren’t fabric at all. We’ve found these 17 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.