Christmas Place Cards – cork, twine & greens

You know I am fond of place cards for holiday dinners.  I think they are a little touch that can really elevate a meal and make your guests feel special.

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These simple, but sweet Christmas place cards are made with:

  • corks
  • a 3″ nail & hammer
  • a bit of greens
  • ribbon or twine
  • a small tag

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I whipped up a set of 6 in about 15 minutes, so even if you are pressed for time, you can probably find a few minutes to make these before your guests walk through the door.  However, unless your party is very small, you may want to get a head start on step 1!

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Steps:

  • drink enough wine to have a cork for each guest;
  • using the cork screw hole insert a nail & hammer it gently a few times;

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  • wiggle the nail around to enlarge the hole;

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  • insert the bouquet of greens (I used boxwood which has firm stems) into the hole;

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  • wrap the ribbon or twine (I used red baker’s twine) around the greens;

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  • add the name tag & tie.

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All set & I just hear the bell.  You did it!  Your guests will feel very special and they can take their place cards home as a tiny memento of the evening.

Hope you enjoyed my little Christmas place card craft.  You are in for a treat as other bloggers are sharing their Christmas craftiness too.  Follow the links below to see what they all have up their sleeves.

Are you getting crafty this Christmas?

** Kelly **

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Monday, Dec. 9
Marty’s Musings
Crafty Texas Girls
The Frugal Homemaker
Deja Vue Designs
House on the Way

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Worthing Court
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Girl in the Garage
My Soulful Home
Pet Scribbles

Wednesday, Dec. 11

The Everyday Home
Plum Doodles
Cupcakes and Crinoline
Create and Babble
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Comments

  1. I love this idea and it can be used for any season. I laughed when I read your first instruction to drink enough wine to have enough corks to use for all of your guests. Thanks for sharing this idea. I know I’ll copy it in the future for our Supper Club.

  2. love these. They could be used to dress up any dinner party not just Christmas. I love your simple but elegant burlap napkin rings as well. Beautiful place setting. Have a lovely week.

  3. Kelly, these place cards are stunning! I love how intricate they are, yet how clearly you demonstrated the steps. Thanks so much for this fabulous idea! Pinning!

  4. Kelly, these are just adorable. I love the use of the fresh greenery too. Have a great week

    • Thanks Kathy! I like the fresh greens too, but one could use faux and use them year to year. Just changing the tags as needed.

  5. what a wonderful idea !!! thanks for sharing Kelly

  6. very cute. I love the plate set too.
    Angel

  7. What a sweet extra touch to the place setting- love it! The colors tie in perfectly too. Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

  8. This is such a cute craft! I love it! It’s been a pleasure being a part of this Craft Showcase with you. Have a good week and a Merry Christmas.
    Leslie

  9. Your wine cork place cards are adorable! I used jute webbing in my project for tomorrow, and I have those same chargers. :)

  10. Adorable!! I’d love those cuties on my tabled any day.

  11. This is absolutely fantastic! What an extremely creative idea.. I’ll have to try this idea..

  12. What a great idea!! I’ve been saving my wine corks for awhile. This is a great project for my table. Love it!! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. These are so special and unique, I love them! If you need to make more, I’ll come over and help you with step one! ; )

  14. These are so clever, Kelly! I have a Pinterest board for tablescape ideas and this is going on it! Thanks for joining us on our Craft Tour!

  15. I love your place cards, such a creative idea. Happy to be on the All Things Home Craft Tour with you!

  16. This is so delicate and lovely, Kelly, and perfect for any occasion.

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