Newspaper bags used for extra color.

It doesn't  take long making mats before a person realizes that they can do more than simple patterns. With a little patience and creativity, it is not difficult to make mats that are not only functional, but beautiful as well.

Bags can be found in many colors; white, grey, blue, red, black, to name a few. Mix and match to express your particular personality. 

Also, many of the countries where out mats go, appreciate bright, vivid colors and dramatic contrasts. 

Here are some examples to get your imagination cooking.

More Complex Designs

These are not impossible, they just take a little more experience and planning to do it on purpose.

How We Make Our "Plarn" Sleeping Mats

Basic, Simpler Designs

Using Patterns and Color