When we started scheming the rustic tablescape for our Home for the Holidays party with HGTV’s Design Happens, I knew I wanted to do place card holders made out of sticks. I saw them on Pinterest and fell in love. I wanted to make my own and color block them like these antlers. But, by now, you know I’m not the craftiest DIYer in the Made + Remade bunch.
Cue Kelly, Hannah and Michele. With their crafty know-how, we made these adorable place card holders, and once you see how easy they are, you’ll want to make these for any occasion. The best part is going shopping/foraging in your yard so it’s a great budget project, too. Kelly found these great dogwood sticks in her yard that could be mistaken for stained store-bought dowel rods, save the knots and lichen. Michele had the idea to bundle the sticks with copper wire instead of hot gluing together.
Click through the photos below to see how we did it!
Hannah made the dyed paper place cards with cold press water color paper and followed this dye how-to from Michele. I love the torn edges and how the texture of the paper comes through.
We also used the place card holders for the food table. How cute are these soup shooters? Recipe coming soon on Design Happens. You can also see more of our holiday table in these HGTV posts:
We’ve teamed up with our friends over at HGTV.com’s Design Happens to throw a holiday party, and you’re invited! Follow along as we craft the party decor, set the holiday table and cook up the menu. Along the way, you’ll get the step-by-step instructions and tips to throw a great party in your home. Catch up on all the posts here.