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Easy and colourful place cards

Tall girl's fashion shows how to make fun and easy place cards
 

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:

Tall girl's fashion shows how to make fun and easy place cards
 

Materials
Blank place cards
Decorations of your choice – my felted balls and flowers are from Panduro (their flower selection)
Glue gun or tube of glue

Embossing equipment*:
– Drier
– Metallic powder – I used gold
– A small brush for stray powder
– Glue
– Acrylic block
– Stamp alphabet

*In place of embossing, you can also use a gold pen to write the name on the cards

Tall girl's fashion shows how to make fun and easy place 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.

Tall girl's fashion shows how to make fun and easy place cards


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.

Tall girl's fashion shows how to make fun and easy place cards


Bend the cards into shape and there you have fancy and colourful place cards, all done in a matter of minutes!

Tall girl's fashion shows how to make fun and easy place cards
  • I love these! I especially love how you added decorations to the cards.

    • Thanks, Carmen! I couldn’t just leave them plain and white… The hobby stores have lots of decorations available, so you’ll find something appropriate for any occasion.

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