6 Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards

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Wanna know my favorite part of decorating? The table! I love setting it up all decorated. Nothing over looked. Since I’m a crafter at heart and a paper one at that I love to step this up a notch and add a personalized touch with personalized name place cards for the holidays. Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards

For the actual place cards I cut paper to 3″x4″size and then scored in half for a 3″x 2″ card.

Classic Star Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards found on momspotted.com

If you are looking for something super simple than you can beat just a single star punch. Pick your favorite holiday color and then attach it on with a glue dot and you’re done.

Rhinestone Star Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards found on momspotted.com

If you want it a little fancier just add a background print. Trim printed paper by 1/4 inches shorter and then the white top 1/2 shorter than that. Take a marker or sharpie to the star paper punch and then use a mini glue dot and a rhinestone for the center. To get to cute lollipop style writing just add dots to all ends.

Rudolph Reindeer Glitter Red Nose Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards found on momspotted.com

For a different simple take with a big finish is this cute reindeer place card. I used a reindeer punch from EK Success and then just used a sharpie to draw in the eye and mouth. A little red glitter glue on the nose is what really makes this place card pop. Make sure to let them dry over night. I then used a gold Sharpie to make the writing color look more natural.

Paper Punch Twigs Natural Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards found on momspotted.com

This place card is one of my favorites but one of the easiest. It’s just a white base cut 1/2″ shorter and then used 2 branch punches attached with runner glue.

Hand Stitched Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards found on momspotted.com

You can also make some cute stitched place cards. Start with the basic card, cut a top plate 1/2 inch shorter and then stitch small x’s in each corner. I recommend making your holes with the needle first and then stitching with your embroidery floss. Always start your stitching from the back so your knots are not seen.

Holiday Table Place Cards Needle Thread Stitching

For the thread, figure out how long you need it and then double it. You’ll want to be able to put the needle in the middle like shown above.

Full Hand Stitched Personalized Handmade Holiday Place Cards found on momspotted.com

If you feel like you can take it a step further you can actually stitch the whole card. I’d recommend having smaller names for this presentation.

 Holiday Table Place Cards Needle Thread Stitching Holiday Table Place Cards Stitched Personalized Name

To write the name I first scratched the paper with the needle so I knew where I would stitch. Then I make my needle holes. On letters like the “M” make sure you keep your dots as close but far from each other as possible. Mine are actually a little too close here and when I stitched they were close to tearing and making one big hole. For all the other place cards I just used some fine Sharpie markers like these here.

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About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Oh these are so cute! We are hosting for the 1st time this year and I’ll try to make these – if I have time that is haha. My fav is the one with the branches!

  2. Your personalized handmade holiday place cards are super cute. We’re having family in town for Christmas, so I just might make some myself!

  3. These are sooo cute! I love the threaded one!

  4. These would be such a nice touch at the table, plus they’re a great way to use up those leftover bits and pieces after making cards!

  5. Kathy says:

    Those are cute and I love the extra special touch they bring to the table. I am sure they will be a big hit on Thanksgiving!

  6. Too bad I am not hosting , Easter is my holiday so make some cute ones close to Easter ok? If I were hosting the one that says Ellen is my favorite, but the reindeer is adorable for kids!

  7. I love these!! I do not have a crafty bone in my body, but I have been trying more and more! Maybe I could do something like these?

  8. Emilie says:

    Those are all so cute! My favorite has to be Erika’s with the reindeer. 🙂

  9. What great place cards. I love the sewing idea. Thank you for the linky – added to it!

  10. How cute is that reindeer one! I love these!

  11. I love the stitched ones! Super cute and they really add to the table.

  12. Those are way too cute. I bet our girls would enjoy making them.

  13. vickie couturier says:

    those are so cute,would be nice to give the grandkids something to do to keep them busy while we are working in the kitchen

  14. Nicole Dz says:

    These are all great options for holiday table place card setting, which we use every year. Get way to get crafty!

  15. Beth R says:

    I love the reindeer placecard. That is so cute. We will see if I have time to get those done. I bet they would make a cute addition

  16. Sherry says:

    Such a great idea. I have a small dinner party on Christmas Eve. These would be perfect.

  17. What a great idea Jennifer! My children would love to make these this year! Thanks so much for sharing these at the Project Parade. Hope to see you again there this week too:)

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