Think I found the idea for this in home crafts magazine last year. A simple make to suit a rustic table and a practical recycle of bits
method- disassemble a pack of wooden clothes pegs (ideas please for what to do with the discarded clips) and hot glue to an old cloth place mat. Cut the place mat to leave as much border as you want- you may prefer to do this first if you are confident about size.
word of warning, hot glue re melts if you put a hot pot or pan on the pegs, and they will detatch