5 Ideas for Place Cards
December 07, 2010
One of my very favorite things has always been to make the place cards for any holiday meal. Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite DIY ideas. They range from quick projects to all day craft masterpieces!
Wine Glass Butterflies
Couldn't be easier to do!
Take an image of a butterfly, print it out and staple it to a scrap of patterned paper. Cut around the the image.
I eliminated the anttanes when I cut it out -- just too hard to do them right. You can discard the template now.
Fold the patterned paper butterfly in half and snip into the body on an upward angle.
It sits right on your wine glass!
This is a little bit involved, but worth it!
Cut a bunch of leaf shapes from book pages or newspaper.
Wire each leaf by poking a hole in the bottom and then taping the end to the back of the leaf with a piece of decorative tape.
In a melting pot, let your clear UTEE melt.
Holding onto the wire, dip the leaves into the molten UTEE.
Before the UTEE has a chance to cool and harden, sprinkle some UTEE Brightz...
...on top of them. It will stick to the molten clear UTEE.
Melt the Brightz with a heat gun.
You will have a pile of shiny leaves. You can cut away an excess UTEE with scissors while it's still a little warm.
I used a red button to help myself wire three of the leaves together. You can see that I also added a punched snowflake with a pearl center.
I painted a name on one of the leaves and voila...!
Simply bend the wire over the glass for a lovely place card!
Pop Up Stamped Image
This next one is super quick and easy!
Cut a piece of paper to 4x6 inches. Draw a pencil line across the center at the 3 inch mark.
Stamp so that half the image is above the line and half below.
Embellish your stamp as desired. I outlined mine with a pen.
Cut around the stamped image, above the line ONLY.
Fold your card on the pencil line and you'll see that the image "pops up." Erase the pencil line and add the name to finish off your place card.
This next one gets your sewing machine involved!
Cut a transparency to 4x6 inches. It can be blank or patterned. Mine, as you can see, is blank.
Wrap fabric scraps around the edges of your transparency and stitch them down.
Once the fabric has been added all around...
...fold it in half and add letter stickers for the name.
Stitch a final scrap of fabric across the fold line and you're done!
Our last idea is super simple and takes its inspiration from scrapbooking. Instead of a name, why not use a photo? A baby/childhood photo makes for a fun conversation starter!
I took a die cut journaling card, a flower, and a photo and combined them to create this journaling card.
I added a punched snowflake and rhinestone for a little bit of winter holiday flair!
Hope you enjoyed these place card ideas! There's lots more inspiration coming your way!
Thanks for stopping by!