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 www.dafont.com – 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??