Christmas Place Card HoldersDecember 4, 2011 3:04 am Cardmaking, Christmas, Crafts, Green Crafting, Holidays, Home Decor, Mod Podge, Paper Crafts, Seasons, Winter
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
When you’re hosting a Christmas dinner, the place card holders not only serve the purpose of letting guests know where to sit, they also add decoration to the place settings and can provide guests with a party favor. Creating gift box place card holders stuck into wine corks are inexpensive, decorative, eco-friendly and you can create a variety of party favors from them.
What you’ll need (for each placeholder):
- Wine cork
- Scrapbook paper
- Mini scallop circle punch
- Mod Podge
- Rectangle punch
- Magnet sheet (optional)
- Mini hole punch
Step 2. Use the large rectangle punch to create your place card.
Step 3. Cut four small pieces of ribbon and use Fabri-Tac to attach them; center two vertically and two horizontally so they cross in the middle. From the same type of ribbon, make a bow and use the Fabri-Tac to attach it in the middle – place it in the appropriate direction depending on whether you want the place card vertical or horizontal. Give the ribbon at least two hours to dry before moving onto the next step.
Step 4. Decide whether you want to create a magnet from the place card or an ornament.
a) To create a magnet, cut an appropriately-sized piece from the magnet sheet, then place it on the back of the place card. Cut a piece of ribbon, hole punch the mini scallop circle, then put the ribbon through and tie it to the bow.
b) To create the ornament, hold the place card so the bow faces upright, then punch a tiny hole at the top of the place card. You will be punching through ribbon, so make sure to push extra hard to ensure it goes all the way through. Cut a piece of ribbon, put it through the scallop circle, then loop it through the hole.
Step 5. Use the knife to create a slit in the wine cork. Don’t push too hard otherwise the cork will split in half. Put the place card into the slit. If the wine cork doesn’t stand upright, trim the bottom of it so it’s even.