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Diamond-and-Bow-Tie Place Cards

Create a wedding or anniversary party atmosphere with a diamond-and- bow-tie theme and you'll soon be ready to celebrate!

For the invitations and place cards:

Invite guests to their seats with these fancy place cards.
  • Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler
  • Vellum (silver-stars print and white)
  • Black moirĂ© card stock
  • Black card stock
  • Computer
  • Printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Black double-faced satin ribbon: 3/8-inch and 5/8-inch widths
  • Thin crafts wire
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Diamond faux trim

For the Napkin Rings:

  • 1-1/2-inch-wide black satin wired ribbon
  • Diamond faux trim
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Thin crafts wire
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  1. Cut 5-1/2 x 9-inch rectangles of black moiré card stock, and fold them crosswise to measure 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches. Cut 3-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch rectangles from the star-print vellum. Use a computer for the invitation lettering. Print the invitation on printer paper until you achieve the desired look and size. Then print the final version on white vellum. Cut out the printed invitations.
  2. For each bow tie, cut one 5-inch and one 12-inch length of 5/8-inch ribbon and one 5-inch length of 3/8-inch ribbon. Also cut a 4-inch length of crafts wire. Fold both ends of the 5-inch length of 5/8-inch ribbon into the center, overlapping the ends about 1/2 inch. Secure the bow to the center of the 12-inch ribbon with crafts wire. Tie the 3/8-inch ribbon around the wire to hide it and to form the bow knot. Trim the ribbon, leaving 1/2-inch tails. Tape the tails to the 12-inch ribbon.
  3. Align and center the vellum layers and the completed bow tie, securing them with small pieces of tape. Wrap the bow-tie ribbon around the front of the card, securing it neatly to the front and to the inside with tape.
  4. To make the place cards, cut 3 x 8-1/2-inch strips from black card stock. Fold the strips in half crosswise. Cut 2-1/2 x 3-1/2-inch rectangles from the star-print vellum. Set the shapes aside. Print your guests' names on white vellum (each name should fit within a 1-3/4 x 3-inch area).
  5. For each gentleman's card, cut one 3-inch and one 7-inch length of 5/8-inch ribbon and one 5-inch length of 3/8-inch ribbon. Also cut a 4-inch length of crafts wire. Fold the ends of the 3-inch ribbon into the center, overlapping them about 1/4 inch.
  6. Secure the bow to the center of the 7-inch ribbon with wire. Tie 3/8-inch ribbon around the wire to hide it and to form the bow knot. Trim the ribbon, leaving 1/4-inch tails; tape the tails to the 7-inch ribbon.
  7. Tape the vellum layers together. Wrap the bow-tie ribbon around the front of each place card, securing the ribbon neatly on the front and inside with tape. For each lady's place card, substitute faux diamond trim for the bow tie.
  8. To make the ribbon napkin ring: Cut one 10-inch, one 9-inch, and one 7-inch length of ribbon. Cut one 5-inch length of wire. To form the bow loops, fold the ends of the 9-inch ribbon into the center, overlapping them about 1/2 inch. Secure the bow to the center of the 10-inch ribbon with wire.
  9. Tie the 7-inch length of ribbon around the wire to hide it and to form the bow knot. Trim the ribbon, leaving 1/2-inch tails. Tape the tails to the 10-inch ribbon. Fold the raw ends of the 10-inch ribbon under the tape. Then overlap the ribbon ends to form a loop. Tape the ends in place to secure the napkin ring.
  10. For the bracelet napkin ring: Form a loop from the faux-diamond trim, overlapping the ends about 1/2 inch. Hot-glue the ends in place.
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