DIY Wooden Block Holiday Place Card Holder

These fun and easy DIY wooden block place card holders can be customized to fit your holiday party theme!


Though you might not break out place cards for any old family dinner, the holidays are a special celebration deserving of such formal decor. Not only do they add a whole lot of seasonal flair to your table, they keep the chaos that is an inevitable part of large family gatherings at bay.

But just because you're using a formal place card doesn't mean you have to use ones that incredibly elegant or expensive. In fact, there are tons of ways you can DIY them!

This simple DIY holiday place card holder can be customized to fit whatever color or design you're planning on using for your table. In addition, once the family dinner is over, you won't find yourself chucking these holders into the holiday storage bin. They're perfect for keeping out all season long to act as holiday photo holders. Simply slip a holiday shot of the family celebrating into where you'd place your name card instead!

Supplies:

1 1/2 inch square wooden blocks

scrapbook paper in coordinating colors and prints

white acrylic paint

brown ink

mod podge

16 gage wire

drill fitted with 1/16 inch drill bit

Directions:

Step 1: Paint the edges of the wooden cubes with the white acrylic paint. Let dry.

Step 2: Cut the scrapbook paper into 1 1/4 inch squares. With a small sponge, ink the edges of the paper with brown ink.

Step 3: Adhere the decorative paper to each side of the cube with Mod Podge. Finish with a layer of Mod Podge over the top of each piece of paper.

Step 4: With a 1/16 inch drill bit, drill a hole partway down in the center of the top of your block.

Step 5: Twist the top of a 5 inch length of wire into a spiral by wrapping it around a pen 3 times. Use pliers to bring the end of the wire into the spiral shape.

Step 6: Insert the wire into the drilled hole in the top of the block. It should fit snugly. If not, apply a drop of hot glue to hold the wire firm.

Step 7: Tie a piece of raffia or ribbon at the base of the wire and add your name tags.

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