4 Tips for Making Place Cards

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4 Tips for Making Place Cards

Contents

– Tip 1: Make place cards to place next to the plate

– Tip 2: Make place cards to put on the plate

– Tip 3: Make place cards to attach to glasses

– Tip 4: Make place cards to attach or place on cutlery

Place cards are a great way to track where each guest is seated for a lunch or dinner party of at least 6-8 people. A simple cardboard box folded in half can be sufficient. However, here are a few ideas to make more unique place cards that your guests may enjoy keeping as a souvenir of a festive or convivial moment.

Tip 1: Make place cards to place next to the plate

Traditionally, place cards are placed next to the plate. It is also the formula that lends itself to a maximum of possible variations.

– Bouquet bookmark:

◦ Attach a tag with the guest’s name to a mini-bouquet of fresh flowers or lavender.

◦ Your tags can adopt a variety of shapes: rectangular, round or free form (star, heart, butterfly, tree…).

– Bookmark bundle:

◦ Tie a small bundle of twigs or cinnamon sticks with a brass wire, and attach a tag.

◦ Or use just 2 twigs or 2 cinnamon sticks; insert the tag between them and hold it together with two glue dots or a bit of brass wire.

– Fruit bookmark:

◦ Glue a tag onto a toothpick.

◦ Prick the whole thing into a red apple or tangerine.

– Pinecone bookmark:

◦ Vertically saw a pine cone about a third of the way up.

◦ Insert a tag into it.

– Bookmark cap:

◦ Cut a slit in a cork; insert a tag.

◦ Cut a cork in half across its height and poke a toothpick into it with a label glued on.

– Easter place card:

◦ Fill an egg cup with foam.

◦ Stick a toothpick in it with a label glued on it.

Tip 2: Make place cards to put on the plate

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You can also place many of the place cards next to the plate on the plate for a change. Here are some other ideas as well:

– Prepare a name tag with the guest’s name. Make two slits above and below the name using a cutter, and slip in a fresh flower stem.

– Prepare a name tag for the guest. With a cutter, make two slits to the right and left of the name and insert a piece of wide ribbon with the ends cut into a pennant.

– With a piece of string, attach a pretty tag to a boxwood branch or fir.

– Open a walnut and hollow it out. Close it with glue dots after having slipped the end of a rectangular tag into it, the tip of which you will have cut into a pennant.

Tip 3: Make place cards to attach to glasses

You can also use glasses to make unusual place cards:

– Cut out a star, heart or simply rectangular label. Cut a slit in the glass to slide the label onto the base of a stemmed glass.

– Cut a star, heart, or cloud tag and tie it with a thin ribbon around the base of a glass.

– Cut a label in the shape of a pennant, a star, a heart… Glue it to a wooden spike and place the spike in the glass.

Tip 4: Make place cards to attach or place on cutlery

– Gather all the cutlery, tie it with a ribbon and attach a place card. Place on the plate.

– Cut out a star, heart, flower, butterfly, etc., tag and slide it between two tines of a fork with the tines pointing skyward.

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