DIY Place Card Holders

For your next party or gathering, impress friends and family with these unique DIY place card holders.

Set a charming table with woodland creature place card holders. Learn how to make these charming tabletop accessories from plastic animal figurines, gold paint, and a few basic crafting tools.

Whimsical Wood

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.

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Sweet Saying

For this sweet creation, you'll need only a few supplies. Spell out a name with stickers on a glass cup. Use painter's tape to mask off the area around the name. Paint. Remove tape and stickers when dry, and voila! Fill your monogrammed glass with sweets and treats.

Colorful Creation

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.

Pinched Pattern

Use clothespins to create instant DIY place cards. Pattern and white paper combine to create a matted look. Continue the floral theme with a sprig of greenery or wheatgrass. Pinch the card and sprig together with two clothespins, and let stand.

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.

All Natural

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!


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