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. corkwithplate

How to Make Christmas Cork Place cards

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

corkwithtag 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! cork 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;


  • wiggle the nail around to enlarge the hole;


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


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

cork place cards with greens & twine  

  • add the name tag & tie.


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.

Are you getting crafty this Christmas?

** Kelly **

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  1. says

    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. says

    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.

    • says

      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.

  3. Crystal says

    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 🙂