Friday, August 24, 2012


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.

  • 11x17 gloss paper
  • 12x18 laminating pouch
  • laminating machine
  • printer
  • Word program
  • 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! 


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!!!