11.09.2010

Surviving the Holidays: {DIY Placecard Holders!}

via TomKat Studio

I wanted oh so badly to come up with a cute, witty little name for this post other than "DIY Placecard Holders!" because, let's face it, that sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry.

Unless of course you really enjoy watching paint dry, in which case the above title probably knocked you clean out of your chair.

I'm going to go ahead and acknowledge the elephant on the blog; the elephant being the fact that probably none of us are actually going to spend our precious time making little doo-dads to denote seating arrangements around the table at Thanksgiving. If you're like my family, your Thanksgiving dinner is probably served buffet style and peppered with football broadcasts blaring in the background. And we wouldn't have it any other way thankyoukindly.

But if you are the minority, a budding Martha Stewart, (which I plan to be in my next life), you might want to take a look-see at the fantabulous *DIY Placecard Holders! below:

*("!" was added for dramatic effect)

Branch-y/Leaf-y Holder

via Centsational Girl

This looks simple enough, right? Go break off a couple of twigs from your nearest non-toxic tree and cut out a little paper leaf thing, writing the guest's name on the leaf portion in pretty writing. Adhere to the top of the branch and voila! You've got yourself one smashing placecard holder.

Ooooh Ahhhh Holder

via Centsational Girl

Now THIS looks like an easy DIY. Like I could maybe actually do this myself. With the assistance of supplies from Michael's or HobLob. Buy some glass candle holders and pretty candles, tie a ribbon around the bottom of the globe portion of the candle holder and affix a nametag to the ribbon. Oh and light the candle so it looks fancy.

Wine Bottle Holder

via Centsational Girl


I love this, but it would be a trainwreck if I tried to tell you how to do it. Instead, go here and read all about it from someone much more creative than I.

Crayon Holder

via Centsational Girl


Cute, huh? Refer to instructions for Wine Bottle Holder.

Free Printables Holder

via TomKat Studio

If you are pressed for time or aren't blessed with the patience of Job, feel free to visit the fabulousness known as TomKat Studio for some free printables. Buy yourself some produce and swanky ribbon and afix the printed label to it. Put it on a nice(r) plate and wait for your guests to say things like, "Well isn't that just sweet?" (Sidenote: Southerners say things are "sweet" alot. This is another way of saying "Girl, you've got way too much time on your hands.")

And there you have it. DIY Placecard Holders! that will knock their Jimmy Choos off.

Be blessed, lovelies-

12 comments:

  1. wow!!! How creative are those?!
    I would love to make something like that, but like you said... time is of the essence! But, oh how cute they are :)

    Happy Tuesday friend!

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  2. These are so cute!! I love them all!!

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  3. I think we should all try to make the effort to make place cards this year! It's such a simple thing, yet it makes things so classy.

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  4. I love these! They would be fun for a wedding reception! My Thanksgiving is much like yours- buffet style, football, a little too much wine, and a nap!

    And NO ONE will be wearing Jimmy Choos.. We'll be lucky if people are wearing shoes, at all!

    <3 <3 <3

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  5. Ok that first one from tom kat is my fav! SO Cute!

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  6. These are gorgeous! You are inspiring me to entertain! (Maybe minus the cooking part...tee hee.)

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  7. you always crack me up....mainly because i say so many of the things you refer to without thinking twice about it. i totally say, "well isn't that just sweet?" when i really mean, "i'm so jealous that you have that much time and/or talent!" hahaha! :) thanks for sharing these fab-o ideas!

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  8. oh, you know i love DIY's :) these are super adorable!

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  9. cute entry! i love the cute ideas- my family is much too insane to ever even appreciate the cute little details :(

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