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Published on March 8th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


rationell placemats and coasters

more from the shopping sherpa who gave previously gave us the zippered pouch and shopping tote fabric hacks.

but these ones, i really like the simplicity – a set of matching placemats and coasters from rationell drawer mats.


“i bought a roll of ikea rationell drawer mat a couple of years ago for $9.95 (much prefer the US price which is $3.99!), cut it into placemat sized pieces and rounded the corners by drawing (and then cutting) round a 5 cent piece. having done that i discovered there was enough mat down the side to make a set of matching coasters.”



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3 Responses to rationell placemats and coasters

  1. Eska Vaughn says:

    What a great idea! I’m definitely going to try this…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea, but doesn’t it have a tendency to roll up?

  3. H says:

    This is also a great idea for those who’d like to recycle the mats if they move to a different place with different sized cabinets/drawers!

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