Friday, August 24, 2012

Place-mats

Recently we moved Louie out of her high chair and into a regular chair with a booster seat. And just like her sister, Louie is a messy eater. So plastic place mats are a must. We use to get The Phi a new one every season. Target use to be really great about selling cute ones for cheap. The last few seasons I have not seen them, so The Phi's mat is pretty torn up and now that Louie is at the table she needs one too. Since trusty Target has failed me I decided to make my own place mats for the girls. I also decided to make one for my niece and one for my nephew.

Materials:
  • 11x17 gloss paper
  • 12x18 laminating pouch
  • laminating machine
  • printer
  • Word program
Instructions:
  • Open a blank document in Word. Change paper size to 11x17. Change orientation to landscape. Change margins to Narrow. 
  • Head over to your favorite search engine and do an image search. I found that by searching for desktop wallpapers and the large size, gave me a great image to work with. 
  • Copy and paste your picture. Center it and spread it across the whole page. 
  • Next add a text box to add the name.
  • Print and laminate!




Since they are laminated you can wipe them clean. These are so easy to make you can change them out as often as you like! 

2 comments:

Mercy Elaine said...

And for people who don't have access to a laminating machine, you can buy self laminating papers at office supply stores. Really easy and pretty good quality

Punk Rock Mom said...

GOOD TIP! Elaine!!!