DIY Place Card Holders

Saturday, I decorated the home of the EnjoyHolidaysBetter winner from Time Warner Cable.  Their dining room had a great view of a wooded area.  It inspired me to bring the outside in to warm up their home for the holidays.  One way I did this, was creating wood chip place card holders.  It was not only easy, but free.

Christmas place card holders

Supplies:

Wood chips. Go to your local hardware store or Christmas tree lot and ask them if they have any.
Spray Paint
Razor Blade

Instructions:

Clean up the wood chip by shaving any excess {as seen on the right} with your razor blade

Thanksgiving place card holders

Spray paint wood chip

diy place card holders
Using a razor blade knife and a lot of pressure, cut a straight line across the wood chip.  You may need to do this a few times for each one.
Christmas place card holders
diy Christmas place card holders

These wood chip place card holders are a unique piece that can add a little of the outdoors, indoors.

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Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.

10 Comments

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Heather

    Very cute! Do you have to do anything to the wood to ensure there are no lurking bugs? I am slicing up a log to use as table numbers and I wasnt sure if there was any wood prep work that needed to be done

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Coordinately Yours

    I didn’t – they are very small in size and there were no visible bugs. Also, I can’t imagine using a chemical {spray paint} would allow anything inside to survive. Your table numbers will be darling!

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Terry

    This is a great idea. Very rustic and simple and pretty.

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    Bellenza Bistro

    You didn’t mention, but did you use glitter spray paint? The chips look a bit sparkly…a great touch for a winter/holiday wedding!

  • Reply December 5, 2012

    Julie Blanner

    No, just gold spray paint, but I used glitter spray paint for the pine cones thatAre on the table. Enjoy!

  • Reply September 4, 2013

    Julia

    Hi Julie,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of rustic fall crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/rustic-fall-crafts/

    Have a great day!

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