These beautiful birch place cards can be created in just a few simple steps. For the cards, write names in permanent ink, and use watercolor paint and a damp cloth to create fading colors. Slice a shallow divot into a precut wood medallion -- available at most crafts supply stores -- for the card to sit.
Create the perfect place card for the kids' table. These wrapped colored pencils are not only stylish, they're also functional. Leave paper at the table for drawing after dinner, and let children take the pencils home as party favors. For extra fun, use the colored pencils to create the name card.
Playing Card Personality
Vintage playing cards make for perfect DIY place markers. Match the names of friends and family to images on playing cards before gluing them to sticks or straws. Adhere the cards to vintage items like wooden spools to keep them upright. Use thread in a contrasting hue for the perfect pop of color.
With just two dabs of hot glue, you can balance a pinecone place card holder on a short length of birch. For the name tag, cut some bark into a small banner.
Once you've completed your DIY place cards, you're ready to throw a fancy dinner party!