I have another place card DIY for you all! As promised from the last post, I'm going to take you through how I made the place cards from the Filigree Suppers dinner. These are great for a modern baby shower, bridal shower, dinner party, wedding, basically any event where you need simple but impressive place cards. Let's get started!
- Card stock in any color (I used a grayish-kraft color)
- Xacto knife
- Bone folder (optional)
- Cork-backed ruler
- T-square or triangle (optional)
- Cutting mat
- Copper paint or paint pen
- Black pen
1. Decide what size your finished place cards will be. If you want them tented, make sure to double the height of what you want the finished size to be. I made mine about 3.5x3.5 because I wanted them to be about 1.75 inches tall in the end.
2. Using your x-acto knife and cork-backed ruler (safety first! press down on your ruler to keep it steady - I was taking photos with my other hand so this is just a demo), cut your cards out on the cutting mat to protect your surface. A T-square is really useful here to get perfect right angles, but this is optional. Alternatively, you can buy pre-cut place cards, but you'll probably have to make your own if you have a specific paper you want to use. Also, if you plan to do a lot of paper crafting or similar activities, it's a good idea to have your own cutting supplies!
3. If you're tenting your place cards, find the vertical middle and score your cards across so that you can fold them without creating weird, bumpy creases. You can use a bone folder to crease it more crisply, if you like.
4. After protecting your work surface, take your copper paint or paint pen and fill in the bottom 1/4th or so of the place card in an organic shape. If you prefer, you can use a ruler and make it perfectly straight, but I kind of liked that it was imperfect and unique for each card.
5. Once the paint is dry, use your black pen to write each person's name. Prepare to get lots of compliments. :)
These are definitely super easy to do on your own, but if you're just not a DIY person or short on time, I can help you out! Click below to let me know!