5 Creative Ways To Repurpose Old Beer Mats

Date: 19 March 2024

Beer mats have many unique and creative uses aside from just protecting tables and countertops from spilt beverages. 

You may be familiar with the classic use of beer mats, however, not many are aware of the various other ways you can reuse and repurpose these handy coasters. 

That’s why, to get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to make something out of those old beer mats we’re sure you’ve got hoarded away in different crevices of your house, we’ve put together this helpful article.

In this article, we will look at five creative ways you can make the most of old beer mats and use them to lighten up your home and awaken your inner artist.

Let’s get crafting!

1) Custom Tabletops

free pub beer mats, people making mosaic

Have you ever seen a tabletop and thought ‘Oh, that’s a rather boring pattern.’. Well, with this fun little craft adventure, you can use your old pub beer mats to completely transform your drab table into a unique piece of art. 

Ideally, choose a theme such as car beer mats or motorbike beer mats before you begin. Then, you could go about this venture in two different ways. Either you cut up your old beer mats into multiple shapes and sizes to create a colourful mosaic. Or, you could lay out the old mats as they are and rearrange or overlap them until you’re satisfied with the design.

Then, you just simply glue everything in place, grout any gaps and seal the surface with a waterproof sealant for durability and you’ve created an eye-catching one-of-a-kind tabletop that every house guest is sure to envy.

2) Unique Artwork

If you’re feeling more creative, you could also make interesting artistic projects from different types of cheap pub beer mats. 

For example, if you have been saving blank pulpboard coasters, you could repurpose them to create a mini cork board by simply just glueing them together on a large piece of cardboard or wood. 

A beermat corkboard is a fun and stylish way to reuse your old beer mats as well as a great way to add some personality to your home. Alternatively, if you have accumulated a more diverse collection of printed beer mats, you could use them to create custom photo frames. 

If you want to still use your old beer mats for their intended purpose, you could also just redecorate them with coloured papers or fabrics and seal the surface to hold everything in place. These unique coasters will surely add a bright and fun pop of colour and make a wonderful addition to your home bar or coffee table.

3) Furniture Leg Protectors

traditional pub beer mats, two men on couch sipping beer

As a home-owner, you may be familiar with heavy-set furniture leaving scuff marks on your nice hardwood floors or plush living room rug. However, there’s a simple fix to this issue and all you need is a couple of old beer mats.

If you have a few old beer mats lying around, and you don’t know what to do with them, you could re-utilize them as furniture leg protectors. Simply place your mats under the legs of furniture items like tables, chairs or cabinets to protect your floors, rugs and carpets. 

With their soft and absorbent nature, old beer mats act as an exceptional buffer between the furniture legs and your floor and effectively prevent damage to both surfaces. 


4) Pet Bowl Mat

Another fun idea for reusing old beer mats you’ve accumulated over the years is to turn them into a handy pet care tool. 

Owing to their excellent durability, old beer mats make perfect pet bowl mats. You just have to place a couple of mats below your pet’s food and water bowls to create a mat-like surface, and voila! 

The absorbent nature of these mats makes them effective for catching any spills or drips, protects your floors from possible water damage and makes cleanup much easier. Furthermore, the textured surface of some old beer mats may also help with friction to prevent bowls from sliding around and keep them steady during meal times.

5) Decorative Bunting

cheap pub beer mats, beer and food spread on table by beach

Nothing says party like some good old beermat drinking games and bunting and if you’re interested in making your own, you can incorporate old beer mats into it.

To create an aesthetically pleasing yet unique design, you could either collect the old beer mats that you have lying around or order some in your desired textures or patterns. Then, punch holes in the corners and pass a string through them to create beautiful custom bunting.

Whether you’re hosting a party or a simple soiree, you can hang your bunting across doorways, windows or walls to add a bit of pizazz and flair and impress your guests with your crafting skills.


Make the Most of Your Beer Mats with Mosaic Board Print

Beer mats are versatile and can be used for different purposes, in addition to their intended ones.

As such, if you want to make the most of them, experiment with how you could reuse and repurpose them. If you’re worried that your home collection of old beer mats is rather small, you can add to them with the help of Mosaic!

Mosaic Board Print is the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium-quality beer mats and we are dedicated to providing every customer with their dream beermats. Whether you prefer ditsy beer mats, flower beer mats, football beer mats or even a custom design, we’ve got your back!

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