Cut a small slice off one side of a wine cork to create a flat surface, then cut a 1/4-inch-deep slit in the opposite side. Voila! You have a simple-yet-elegant place card holder for your next dinner party. You can even make these in bulk for a wedding — they’re that easy.
Thanksgiving Place Card Holders
These elegant mini pumpkins can also double as place card holders.
Playing Card Place Holders
Encourage little ones to interact with one another with playing card place holders. First, pick up a kid’s card game and read the instructions before the soiree. Next, place a card on each child’s napkin to assign them a character, number, letter or activity.
A handmade name card at this party is made from a small piece of white card stock on which the name Raquel has been written. Several red dots decorate one side of the card, which is being held by a small gold elephant statue.
Elephant Place Card Holder on Holiday Card-Making Table
Ensure crafting essentials like glue sticks, scissors, glitter, craft paper, colored card stock, pens and pencils, wrapping paper, fabric scraps, assorted envelopes, stamps and stamp pads, washi tape, clear tape, beads and confetti are available for guests to use.
Casual is best when it comes to a potluck dinner table setting. Use what you have on hand; consider white or neutral organic tableware and everyday flatware. Atop each plate, place a folded linen napkin and a small place card, nestled in a sprig of succulents. Other place card holders include flowers, ivy, a piece of chocolate, a crusty French roll, or a candy-filled egg cup.
Create a tall grim centerpiece by filling a three-tier cake stand with various Halloween decor. HGTV fan Tamgypsy filled the centerpiece with glittery skulls, bones, spray-painted Christmas ornaments and a silver witch's hat. She placed miniature skulls on the plates and brought crystal elements to the table with candle holders and wine glasses.
Carry the centerpiece onto the plates with edible garnishes. An artichoke can make a great holder for a place card. Grapes and figs provide a little appetizer or even a healthy dessert. Tip: Keep a nutcracker and a bowl for shells on the table, so guests can sample the variety of nuts scattered on the table.
Inspired by antique brass animals, Bustamante created golden horse place card holders to add a touch of glam to the mix. These pretty conversation pieces were made with plastic toy horses, metallic paint and wire—genius! Get the DIY here.