Place cards for Christmas are super useful when you have a large number of people coming to your home. They also can look elegant and lovely and it eliminates the “where should I sit?” question invitees ask all the time. They even add to the table decor when matched with the table cloth and plates.
This one is pretty simple to make. I had some of the supplies already from other projects.
What are place cards?
Usually used for more formal larger events, place cards had the name of the attendee and their table number on them. People use them for weddings and larger events. It has been adapted to home party use.
This Christmas Place Cards DIY project includes the following supplies.
7 craft white gems about ¼ inch in diameter per wreath - this link is from Amazon (affiliate)
Green Felt Wreath - small and flat - I found these at Michaels
Permanent Premium red vinyl - this link is from Amazon (affiliate)
A Cricut Roller - this link is from Amazon (affiliate)
A Cricut Scrapper
Cricut Machine - this link is from Amazon (affiliate)
A Cricut StandardGrip - this link is from Amazon (affiliate)
Transfer Vinyl - this link is from Amazon (affiliate)
Elmer's clear glue - this link is from Amazon (affiliate)
Red fabric paint - this link is from Amazon (affiliate)
How much did these items cost to make?
Well, the only thing I actually bought was the wreaths which were 15 for $5.00. The gems and other things were from other DIY projects.
How long did it take to make these Christmas Place Cards project?
It took about 3 hours including 2 hours of dry time. It will be longer if you have more than eight place cards to make.
Now, let me show you how I made these cute place cards for our holiday table.
How to make these adorable Christmas Place Cards?
Decorate the wreath with red 7 dots. Leave enough space for the gems. Add the dots to all of them the same way. Let dry.
Now, it is time to add the gems. Add the gems to the opening from every other red dot. Let dry completely.
On the Cricut Machine and app, I wrote the name in less than 2 inches width. I used an Arial font so that it will cut easier and it will be easier to read when standing in front of the plate.
After the cutter is finished, remove the excess vinyl and weed out the letters.
Using the transfer vinyl, press the names down and transfer them to the top of the wreath where the bow sharp is. Press down firmly.
Add the transfer paper and name to the top part of the wreath and press firmly. Set aside and do the next one.
Continue doing all the attendees' names for the party.
The big reveal of these cut Christmas Place Cards:
Here’s the big reveal. I used a white plate to allow the name card to pop. And, the red in the wreath also pop and match with the linens as well.
Things you should know about this project?
Using clear glue is best when adding the gems.
The two-inch width for the name was primarily because I had that much space left at the top of the wreath. If you find larger or smaller wreaths, you will need to adjust this width.
Now it is your turn.
What do you think? Would you make this? Please leave a comment or questions below. I would love to hear from you.
Visit our other Christmas home decor posts for more ideas!
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