A Place For You

BY Teresa Kramer

No matter the season place cards are a fun way to dress up and personalize your table. Here are some great ideas you can do yourself or with the kids. Download printable templates of each name card here too! Just shrink or enlarge them on a color copier cut them out and add each guests name.

Tea time

A tea cup and saucer transform into a place card. Start by removing the tags from your favorite tea bags. Create a small tag approximately 3″ wide and 1″ tall or download the tag. Write your guests name on the tag fold in half and glue on the string. Download Tag




Illuminated mason jars

For a rustic look fill jars of different shapes and sizes with sand cranberries or leave them as is and add a small tea light candle. Download the name card templates. Glue or tape them on or tie them with a pretty bow.




Art of folding

Any two-sided wrapping paper can transform into an interesting shape using origami. Visit www.origami-fun.com/origami-crane.html  to learn how to make this delightful origami crane. Then cut rectangles out papers with interesting patterns to form the name plate or download tags.




Oh Christmas tree

For this delightful place card all you need is paper and scissors. Cut two identical triangles from old Christmas cards or print them from these patterns. Cut a slit down the middle of one triangle leaving about a .25″ of an inch at the top uncut. Cut the other triangle about a .25″ at the top. Slide one over the other. Next cut a star shape and personalize with your guests name. Place at the top of the tree.




Elegant pearings

Use pears apples or pomegranates to create this easy and elegant place card. Simply punch a hole in the leaf you can download here thread it with thin ribbon and tie it to the stem of the fruit.





North pole

The kid in every one will love this simple place card. Download the sign and use a little dab of frosting to attach it to a peppermint stick and sink into a cupcake with white icing.