By Amanda Formaro Special to Tribune Newspapers
November 7, 2012
There's something so special about how the Thanksgiving table looks. Pretty candles, sparkling dishes and glassware, carefully folded cloth napkins and of course, place cards for your guests. These cards are easy to make and will look beautiful atop your holiday table.
We've used Thanksgiving accents for November, but these can be fashioned for December holidays and beyond.
Quantity will vary, depending on the number of place cards you're making:
1. Computer and printer
2. Heavy card stock in a neutral earth-tone color
3. Medium card stock in color or pattern of your choice
4. Silk flower and/or foliage
5. Glue stick
6. Paper cutter (or ruler, pencil and scissors)
7. Hot-glue gun
1. Type your guests' names in a Word document using a font that you like. (We used Windsong, a font we downloaded at dafont.com.) Print a test page to gauge the size. Adjust as needed and print on white paper.
2. Cut heavy card stock into one 4-by-4-inch square for each card. Fold each square in half and crease; set aside.
3. Trim around printed names. Use a glue stick to attach the printed names to the colored medium-weight card stock. Trim around each name, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Attach the name blocks to the heavy card stock with the glue stick, positioning each to one side to leave room for the flowers and/or foliage.
4. Use the hot-glue gun to attach flowers and/or foliage.
5. Fold the cards on the crease — they are ready to grace your holiday table.Amanda Formaro is a professional crafter; find more projects at her website, craftsbyamanda.com.
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