Thursday, December 9, 2010

DIY: christmas place cards / name cards...

i made another little christmas craft- some fun place cards for your holiday table.  although, you can use them for more than just christmas.

we usually have a fun brunch christmas morning with our little family after we open presents.  so, i thought it would be fun to add our own little place cards to spruce up the table a little bit.  but, these would be great idea for your christmas parties that are sure to be coming up! {p.s.- do you spy my holiday garland in these pictures?}

DIY christmas name / place cards  {here is a little run down on how i made them}:
  • i was able to use my new die cut machine, from lifestyle crafts.  i used the nesting circles die to cut out the middle music sheet paper, then i used the nesting scalloped circles to cut out the gold poster paper scalloped paper. {all from their new basics release}
  • i then printed out on white textured cardstock our names in the font that i liked, then cut out the names into strips.  
  • i then glued the music sheet circle to the gold scallop, then bent/folded the name strips twice on each end so they were more 3-d and glued on the ends to the rest.
  • the finishing touch was a cute little mini-clothes pin that i picked up at the craft store.
  • i chose to put them in little succulent plant pots that i already had {inspired by this post}, but really, you could place them just about anywhere.
i hope this helps with your holiday planning!



2 comments:

chrischaos said...

such a cute idea

Gretchen said...

Caroline,

this is so cute. I love that you used miniature clothes pins. It was good to see you yesterday (ive told you before, I get a little star-stuck) You are such a beauty, as is Nora. I'm excited to try your chicken soup recipe. It sounds delish!