22nd Nov2011

Simple Place Card Settings

by Dinah Wulf

Here are some simple place card settings that you can make in a jiffy.

This pear place card is perfect for a Fall party or for Thanksgiving and extremely easy to make. I bought inexpensive foam pears and pinned a black and white picture of each guest at their place setting. I embellished them with ribbon and scrapbook paper.  There’s no need to spend money on photo paper, as plain white paper works well. Additionally, your guests can take them home as a favor.

Tip: If you are lacking photos of your guests, look for recent photos of them on Facebook or other social media sites.

For all you winos, you can also use recycled wine corks and scrapbook paper.  I cut a slit on top and cut off the rounded bottom with a sharp knife so they will stand straight… super simple and inexpensive! I used them as food labels for a Wine Tasting Party, but they will also work nicely for place card settings.

Using natural elements makes a great table scape at this time of year.  Use fruit or vegetables from the refrigerator tied with twine or foliage or flowers from right your back yard.  Use a festive pretty ribbon from your craft or gift wrapping closet.  Also consider using a branch of berries.  For some pictured below, I used a craft punch for the tag.

 Repurpose Holiday ornaments like this one from Btter Homes and Gardens

Use cardboard and twine to make these adorable eco-friendly pumpkins


Photo Sources: BHG, Design Sponge, Providence LTD Designs


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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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