One project that’s taken me a ridiculously long time to get around to have been my high-chair place mats. I finished painting the chair weeks ago, and have had all the supplies. For some reason I just couldn’t get motivated to do this until today! It’s a super simple project, and you can use it for high-chairs (if you’re a mama too) or for traditional laminated place mats. All you need is a little scrap fabric, an iron, and some iron-on laminate. Ready to make your own? Here’s how!
• Scrap Fabric
• Iron-On Laminate (found in the fabric/sewing section of Hobby Lobby)
Step 1: Make a paper template
Step 2: Apply template to fabric
Step 3: Cut your laminate
This is what the iron-on stuff looks like. It comes in a roll of 2 yards, which was enough to do 3 two-sided place mats. The best part is you can piece it together, because once it’s ironed on you can’t see the joins.
Unroll the laminate, and cut it to size. Then peel the laminate off the backer paper, place it sticky side down to the right side of your fabric (or what you want laminated) place the paper back on top.
Step 4: Iron-on the laminate
With the contact paper down, run your iron over the fabric in small sections for 8 seconds, making sure everything is good and stuck down. Once you’re done, peel off the paper and the laminate will be sticking to your fabric. I wanted to make sure that it wouldn’t peel off and my fabric would be stain-and-water-proof, so I flipped it over and covered the back as well. The lamination stuck really well to itself.
Step 5: Cut off the excess lamination
Cut the excess off your edges and you’re all done!
I love them! They’re super cute
Each cost roughly $1.75. I like them because they’re reusable, easy to wipe down, and will protect the high chair from messes. Plus, they’re pretty! Which is what babies need, of course 😉