Place cards ~ do they have a place at your table?
If you don’t have them chances are your Thanksgiving guests won’t leave saying…
“Well, the turkey she raised and cooked to perfection & the cranberry sauce she made from her bog of berries & the vegetables she grew from her raised beds & the pie she made from her home grown heirloom apples & the center piece she whittled from a fallen tree in her yard…well, those things were all nice, but…did you notice there were no place cards?!“
No they won’t – because place cards do not make or break a holiday meal.
That being said, they do elevate the occasion. Don’t you think?
Cinnamon Stick Place Cards
People like to have a “place”. They stand around wondering – not wanting to sit in anybody’s spot.
I bet your family has “spots”. Mine does. So place cards at a holiday meal not only elevate, but take out the guess work.
These cinnamon stick place cards are easy to make, and dare I say, are lovely!
This is what you need:
- Cinnamon sticks
- stiff twine or thin cording
- flowers and/or greenery
- a small tag
- hole punch
- pinking shears (if u want to get snazzy!)
Slide the twine or cording through the cinnamon stick and tie the ends together at the mid point.
Insert the flowers and/or greenery in to the end with the bigger gap. Trim ends if needed.
Add ribbon, twine or other embellishment & tie. Add hole punched tag with name & tie again.
Wasn’t that easy?
If you don’t use any glue, which you don’t need & I didn’t, you can reuse the cinnamon stick to make your house smell great. Click here to learn how.
These cinnamon stick place cards will have a place on my table this Thanksgiving along with our traditional Thankful Cards.
It really is the little things that make a regular day, a holiday and people ~ feel special.
Pin my place cards to your holiday or projects boards and give them a try!
** Kelly **
You may also like the scrubbing pads I made into pumpkins! They are truly darling and can also be used as a place cards by adding a little tag. Have a look here...
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