Mom and dad can always use a little help getting everyone set around the Thanksgiving table. These neat looking place cards will help a lot.
Here's what you'll need:
This project requires your imagination. You can make every card the same or make each one different. You can stand them on end or on their sides. Just be creative.
- Paper Card Stock
- Ink Stamps
- Glue or Double Back Tape
- Corrugated Paper
- Ink or Acrylic Paint
Place Cards look really nice when the decorations are layered on top of each other. Lets start out with a simple one as shown in the middle below.
Cut your paper to 3" X 4".
Fold your paper in half so it is 2" X 3".
Stamp a design on the front.
Write the persons name on it.
Add a ribbon for decoration. Now that's pretty simple.
To get fancier make your main card the way we did above.
Now cut a piece of corrugated paper or colored paper just a little bit smaller than the front of your card. Leave enough room to write the persons name.
Glue that piece on the front.
On another piece of paper stamp a pattern like a leaf.
Cut the leaf out and glue it on top of the last piece of paper.
You can add a ribbon or just leave it as is.
Write the persons name on it and you have another beautiful place card.
To make them even more interesting you can write a note or a poem inside each one. If you have some small school pictures you can put those on the inside. These make a great surprise for the grandparents.
Have fun with this project and you'll be surprised at how happy it makes all the people. Have a great Thanksgiving.