Last week, I told you about my supper club Persilledusken (The parsley sprig) and how I am planning the first dinner of its Oslo chapter. As I will be serving Mexican food, I want the table decorations to be colourful and fun, reflecting the festive Mexican spirit. While I last week spraypainted candlesticks, this week I’m making the place cards.
I like to use place cards so I can sit people who don’t know each other, but whom I think will get along well, next to one another. Similarly, if everyone already knows each other, I can place people whom haven’t met in a long time, next to each other so they can catch up.
Here is how I made the fun and colourful place cards:
Blank place cards
Decorations of your choice – my felted balls and flowers are from Panduro (their flower selection)
Glue gun or tube of glue
– Metallic powder – I used gold
– A small brush for stray powder
– Acrylic block
– Stamp alphabet
*In place of embossing, you can also use a gold pen to write the name on the cards
Start by embossing or writing the names on the cards, making room for the decorations either on the right side or above the name of the person. You can learn how to emboss in this post.
Once the powder/ink has dried, decide how you want to place the decorations on the cards. Then attach each ornament with a dot of glue. If you use a glue gun, glue fast, as the glue dries pretty quickly.
Bend the cards into shape and there you have fancy and colourful place cards, all done in a matter of minutes!