Place cards are to table tops what cherries are to sundaes…the crowning touch and final detail that pulls everything together. An elegant or whimsical place card can elevate even the simplest of table settings to one that is magazine worthy. If that weren’t enough, they’re also functional for your guests, since they take the guess work out of where everyone should sit.
I found some inspiring and easy (mostly) place cards that anyone can do, and some can even be a great craft for children to help put together.
This place card has it all. Simple, easy and smells good :). Buy or cut out card stock, use a small hole punch and place a sprig of rosemary in it, add the names of your guests and you’re good to go.
Don’t put that hole punch away just yet. For an even easier place card, bundle some cinnamon sticks together, punch a hole through some glittered paper and tie with pretty ribbon.
If your table leans more toward the fun and casual side, here’s one you (and the kids) will love. Click on link below for tutorial.
Though a bit more involved, these pretty ‘leaves’ can be used not only as place cards, but by using long ribbon they look great tied to a chair. For the tutorial, click on the link.
These adorable pilgrim hats are actually made out of small terra-cotta flower pots. So cute!
How about giving each guest their own personalized word search? You can create your own online at Armored Penguin. (Love the rustic pencil!).
I love simple but elegant projects, and I bet you do too. Spray a faux or real leaf with gold, tie a rustic string through a card and you’re done.
Pinecones are a perennial favorite for not only Thanksgiving, but Christmas too. Spray paint them for a more festive look, or keep them natural for a more, well…natural look :).
This one’s for you knitters out there. You better get busy! Cute, Cute, Cute!
I think this one is my favorite. I’ve always loved pears for decorating, and adding gold spray paint kicks them up a notch, making them perfect for an elegant table.
Do you use place cards? I have in the past once or twice, but our family is small so usually there’s no need. The only issue we have is everyone wants to sit next to me ;).
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I attended a ‘Set To Celebrate’ event on Friday, and I can’t wait to share those pics with you. Last year I saw so many beautiful holiday tables I had to write two posts to cover them all! You can see those here and here. Oh and guess what? Sharene was chosen to decorate a mantel this year at the event (that’s a HUGE honor) and she did not disappoint.