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How to Make Easy DIY Wood Place Card Holders

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, these were made in minutes and easily add style to a basic place setting!

Modern Place Card Holders made out of wood.

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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 cardholders should go on the to-do list! Now, let’s see how easy they are to make.

What you need: 

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

Craft tips

The entire tutorial is in a printable card at the bottom of this post. Here are some tips that will help you as you make this easy craft.

Don’t forget to pin this post so you can find it again.

The Carving Kit Makes 5 place card holders

The Carving Kit includes several block sizes. 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.

There will be leftover carving blocks. However, I’ve found them useful for a wide array of crafts such as photo holders and Christmas place cards.

Saw a slit in the block

I used a miter box and a hand-saw. If you have an electric miter saw you can certainly use that instead.

How to use a mitre box and saw to cut wood blocks. Image by Craftivity Designs

Use your favorite wood 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.

Use a foam brush to apply wood stain. Image by Craftivity Designs

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. 

Learn how to make easy place card holders from wood. Whether you are setting a modern, farmhouse, or rustic table, these simple wood place card holders will do the trick!  Image by Craftivity Designs
A wood place card holder with a simple blue and white place card. Add a shibori napkin with leather napkin ring for a modern place setting. Image by Craftivity Designs
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DIY Wood Place Card Holders

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Work Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: Craft
Author: Lora Green
Cost: $20

Equipment

  • Miter Box with Saw
  • Wood Stain
  • Foam Brush
  • Paper towels

Instructions

  • Remove the 4-inch blocks from the carving kit package.
  • Place the 4-inch blocks snuggly into the miter box, utilizing the miter box pegs. 
  • Once the block is snug, saw a 1/2″ slit into the top of the block. 
  • Once the slit is cut, stain the woodblock with your favorite stain. Apply the stain with a foam brush, and wipe off the excess with a paper towel.
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