If I had a dollar for every time I was down on the ground cleaning up food from the cracks in my hard wood floors…well I might be able to buy an extra gallon of gas each week. The point is, we spent a lot of time putting in those wood floors and I don’t want to constantly be cleaning dried baby food out of the cracks. I have other cracks to tend to around here and my floor should not be on the list! Sorry if that grosses you out, but it is the truth! So I went online to see what there is out there that I could put under the high chair that I could simply wipe clean and was astonished by some of the products that were close to 30 dollars! What? To spill food on? So I found one of those vinyl table cloths for 3.99 and made 2 of my own in less than 15 minutes!
The easy steps ahead!
With my large rectangular table cloth out flat I folded one short edge in to the center line and cut following the already fancy curved corner. Then I folded it again to trim the other corners with the same curve.
Then I ran the edges (only the ones that weren’t already surged) through my machine with a zig-zag stitch and done! -You don’t even have to sew the edges if you don’t want to.
I did the same thing with the other side of the table cloth so that I would have 2 splat mats. After my little mister makes a mess I wipe it up with a damp cloth. Or if it is really yuck, I toss it in the wash and lay the second one out. They have also come in handy when my little lady wants to paint or do play-doh. I can just take it out and shake it. One less crack to clean for me!