Personalized Placemat {FREE Printable}


As much as I’m still holding onto the highchair, Judah is slowly wanting to eat at the table with us more and more.  I know I should be excited about the fact that he’s getting bigger and can handle sitting at the table, but the lazy, clean freak inside of me doesn’t want to have to clean and wipe down the table every night.  I much prefer rinsing off the highchair tray and calling it a day! No judgement zone, right??

However, I know our highchair days are coming to an end, and in an effort not to ruin my normal placemats, I decided to make him his own.  As you already know, I am no seamstress.  But give me a design and a laminating machine, and I’m good to go!

So if you’re anything like me, then I hope you enjoy this printable.  The file is an 8- x 14-in. design that any local print shop (e.g., Office Depot) can print for you at minimal cost.  I also got mine laminated there as well for $1.99 and it has held up great for months! The font I used originally is no longer available, so I made the printable with a standard font on every computer.

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Download and personalize!

Sidenote: I will say that I misjudged just how much Judah was going to love it because the first day I introduced it, he kept taking his bowl and drink off to point and talk about the animals.  The next attempt was much better!

And if you want to create your own placemat without the printable, it could be a fun project to do with your kids!  You can use scrapbook paper, recycled artwork from your children’s stash, or even printed pictures instead of an actual design.

Happy Clean(er) Eating!

Jenny lives with her husband, Joel, and their sons, Judah and Jonas, in Zachary, a suburb north of Baton Rouge. She works part-time as an editor and her favorite part of the week is when she gets to exchange her pencil skirt for yoga pants and pretend to be a SAHM for a few days. When she’s not toting her sons around town or saving her toddler's life one head dive off the couch at a time, she is designing invitations, stationery, and logos for local moms, brides, and professionals. Jenny’s been married since 2007, and she and Joel welcomed Judah into their lives in April 2012 and Jonas in March 2015. She loves to squeeze in as many date nights as possible and spends her free time chronicling her family’s adventures and recent designs on her personal blog, the Gilberts.


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