Cinnamon Stick Place Cards

Cinnamon Stick Place Cards

We’re currently living with my parents while waiting to close on our new house at the end of the month and I’m always up for helping my mom plan a party!   She loves to host holiday parties (wonder where I get it from?), and we wanted to do fun and festive place cards that we could use for Thanksgiving and Christmas parties.

I thought we could use cinnamon sticks as the base since they are “holiday neutral” and could easily add a little something to both Thanksgiving and Christmas!

I started with a bag of cinnamon sticks I picked up for $2 and a strand of berries that was laying around the house.



I took one cinnamon stick, put a dab of hot glue on both ends and glued another cinnamon stick to it.


Notice how there’s a little gap in between the cinnamon sticks?  That’s just how you want it!


I printed out the names of the guests from the computer.  (Tip: You can download super fun and FREE fonts on – the one I used for the names in this project is called “Bromello”.)


Next, I cut out the names and glued them on construction paper to create a border.


Once the name cards were done, I slipped them in between the 2 cinnamon sticks that I glued together.  The gap in between the sticks allows for the paper to slide right in and fit snug so it stays put!


I added a little embellishment to the place cards, which is totally optional!  I just snipped pieces from the stand of berries that we had laying around and stuck the piece in between the 2 cinnamon sticks.  I think it still looks cute without an embellishment, or you can add something completely different for yours – totally up to you!




These names tags have us feeling festive and ready to celebrate the holidays!  How about you??

36 thoughts on “Cinnamon Stick Place Cards

  1. Deb says:

    LOVE THE IDEA! I am always looking for something different to do at my dinner table each Christmas.
    I will make these for sure. As noted, I am sure it will add a wonderful smell to the room. Thanks!

  2. Michelle says:

    That’s really clever Mary and they’re perfect as place cards. Gluing the cinnamon sticks together is genius and I love the berries you added on the sides. It creates such a lovely balance. Pinning, thank you 😉

  3. Julie says:

    Brilliant, borderline genius! I’m off to check those fonts out too. I dabble at hand lettering but it’s nice to have a font for speed sometimes. Thanks

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