Here are four DIY place cards that are sure to take any confusion out of the seating plan this Thanksgiving. For more information and great video content, please click the individual project links!
These charming, winged creatures are made from little more than vinyl, a styrofoam ball and a copper Brillo pad. They can be used simply asdecor, or how about turning them into place cards, by writing the name of your guests on them. Now that would be a wise thing to do, indeed!
- 3″ Styrofoam Balls
- White Alligator Vinyl
- Copper Brillo Pad
- Grey Felt
- Googley Eyes
- Hot Glue Gun
1. Flatten out your copper Brillo pad and glue it to your styrofoam ball.
2. Cut several teardrop shapes out of the alligator vinyl – these will serve as feathers.
3. Glue the “feathers” around the rest of the ball, leaving the Brillo pad un-feathered, so it acts as the breast of the owl.
4. Cut one larger, slightly more rounded teardrop from the vinyl and glue it to the top of the ball, to that the point comes down onto the Brillo, and the tops of the “feathers” are covered.
5. Cut a figure eight or “B” from the grey felt and glue it to the top of the Brillo pad, so that the tip of the top teardrop drops down over it slightly.
6. Add a googley eye to each side of the “B”.
7. Cut a small triangle from the vinyl and glue below the eyes to serve as a beak.
8. Cut two small triangles from the grey felt and pinch them in half, with a dab of glue, then glue them to the owl to serve as ears.
9. Write the name of your guest on the top of the owl.
Lots of leftover wine corks? Put them to good use this Thanksgiving, by turning them into place cards. They’re rustic and playful, and with a little fall leaf and a feather or two, they’re just so pretty to look at.
- Wine corks
- Dark leaves
- Gold pen
- Pennies or nickles
- Hot glue
1. Hot glue a penny or nickel to the bottom of the cork, for weight.
2. Use an awl to poke a hole in the top of the cork and insert the quill of the feather.