DIY Metal Place Cards

by Angela on December 8, 2012

I have some good news (at least I’m excited)!  My house is fully decorated.  That means I will have pictures up soon, but until the dreary days go away, I a few other things to share.

As most of you know, I tend to be a little impatient when I get an idea.  This little project was no exception.  I realize there are still a few weeks until I need to prepare the table for our Christmas dinner, but what can I say?  I got a jump start! ;)

These place cards are so easy and will add a personal element to your table.

Here’s how I made them:

I bought a roll of metal from the craft store, you can find it either in the jewelry or metal section.  (It’s thin enough to cut with scissors.) I made a template out of paper so each one was uniform and cut them all out. Then I used my metal stamps to add individual names.  To make the letters stand out more I went over them with a Sharpie and wiped the excess off with a piece of steel wool.

It took about half an hour to make six place cards.

I love how the metal holds it’s shape!

The winner of the House Beautiful giveaway is:

Ella (#11)

Check back on Monday for another giveaway!

Have a great weekend,

Angela

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Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam December 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Those are so fun! I have been thinking I need to get a set of metal stamps!

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beth noles January 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Where did you get the “placemats” that are basket like. I love those!

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Angela January 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Beth, I got them at World Market a while ago on clearance. I don’t think they carry the same ones, but they might have something similar.

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