I think name place cards make a Christmas meal a little more special. However, I don’t want to spend any money on place cards. Thus, I went around my house in search of some materials I could turn into some lovely name cards for the table. Using old Christmas cards, a metallic permanent marker, glue and some other crafting supplies, I came up with five DIY Christmas place card ideas.
Using a blank white section of an old Christmas card, I cut off a small rectangle. Then, I wrote a name in a gold metallic permanent marker. Next, I took some multi-colored sequins and glued them around the border. It’s a festive look that is great for parties.
Christmas Card Graphics
I went through my old Christmas cards and cut out any cute graphics. I found some snowflakes, Christmas trees and ornaments. I glued between one and three graphics onto a folded stiff piece of recycled Christmas card. Then, I wrote a name in a metallic marker and, for a little more decoration, I made a little squiggle line as a border.
Using two different holiday inspired paints, I wrote a name in dots. I simply put red and green paint onto a paper plate. Then, I put a cotton swab in the paint and made each letter out of small dots. You can alternate colors within the letter or make each letter a different color. This is a fun one for kids to make.
Finger Print Designs
This is a fun one that kids might like to make. You can put your index finger in a little red paint to make some holly berries. Then, draw in leaves with a green pen. Or, use your thumb and brown paint to create a rudolph face. Draw on antlers and a face. Of course, don’t forget a red sequin for his red nose. Make your design in the corner and then write the name in the center of the card.
I cut a green pipe cleaner so it would fit around the outside of a square piece of stiff paper. I put a line of plain white school glue on the rim of the card and then pressed the pipe cleaner onto the glue. I placed the name card underneath a casserole pan so the pipe cleaner would be firmly glued to the paper. An hour later, I removed the pan and wrote a name in the middle of the paper.
These DIY Christmas place cards will save you money while giving your table a personal touch.
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