Learn how to make wood place card holders the easy way. Whether you are setting a modern, farmhouse, or rustic table, these simple wood place card holders will do the trick!
Hi Kenarry readers! I’m Lora from Craftivity Designs. Though I’m no fancy entertainer, I keep a small collection of versatile table decorations on hand for impromptu dinner parties. A cloth napkin, simple place cards, or pretty placemat can take a tablescape from boring to stylish in minutes. Case in point, our new wood place card holders were made in minutes and easily add style to a basic place setting!
How to Make Wood Place Card Holders
So, whether you have a dinner party planned or you just want to build your collection of party supplies — these simple place card holders should go on the to-do list! Now, let’s see how easy they are to make…
What you need:
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In addition, if you like the navy place cards I used with these wood place card holders, you can get them as a free printable on my blog.
1. Collect the 4″ blocks.
The Carving Kit includes several block sizes. Remove the 4-inch blocks from the package. If you need more than a set of 5 place card holders, buy an additional package of blocks. As an alternative, you could cut 1″ x 4″ x 3/4″ blocks from scrap wood.
2. Saw a 1/2″ slit in the block.
Place the 4-inch blocks snuggly into the mitre box, utilizing the mitre box pegs. Once the block is snug, saw a 1/2″ slit into the top of the block.
3. Apply a wood stain.
Once the slit is cut, stain the wood block with your favorite stain. I love Minwax’s Stain in the color “Provincial” and had it on hand, ready to go. Apply the stain with a foam brush, and wipe off the excess with a paper towel.
And, you’re done! Seriously, so easy, right? Plus, due to the simple shape and classic stain, this place card holder will work for nearly any style tablescape. So, whether it’s an outdoor wedding, holiday meal, or special birthday dinner — this set of wood place card holders will have you covered.
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