Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Place Cards // Pretty Petal

When it comes to creative DIYing, I can't say I've got much talent. I suppose it's a mix between me not really liking corny things. I have trouble finding something to make that is also something useful, necessary and looks good. Let's just say, beyond sewing and knitting, my crafts don't always turn out pin worthy.

Anyways, if you are DIY challenged like me but still want to make some name tags for your holiday dinner parties, look no further. I've come up with a few very easy tags that are sure to impress (at least a little?)

Coming up with a creative name tag is a little harder than it seems. I wanted something quaint and not tacky since it would adorn my table arrangement, but at the same time not have to go get supplies. I looked around my house and found some cardboard, a dried rose (you could dry your own for the occasion), some ribbon, a cardboard container and a thin sharpie. I think it would be great to have all your dried flowers different varieties, for added fun.

I traced the shape of a leaf on the cardboard and cut it out. Be sure you cut the leaf large enough to fit your names. I then got fancy with some cursive (don't fret if you aren't a calligraphy artist, I don't think anyone will be offended, but you could also scope out some inspiration on Pinterest if you are good at copying). Then poke a whole into the leaf and string the ribbon through and voila!

If you want to be more accurate you could always make the leaf green. I didn't seem like that was completely necessary.

31 comments:

  1. I think your tags are lovely! One of my favorite crafts is drying flowers (http://stylishgeekblog.com/home/2014/08/dried-roses-bouquet/) so this gives me a cool idea on how to style them up when doing individual table tags :)

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    1. thank you! Yes, definitely use your dried flowers.

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  2. What lovely and original tags! Such a cute idea <3

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  3. Beautiful! I would love to learn some pretty handwriting techniques.

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  4. That is adorable! I'm the same way with crafts--if I'm going to make something, I want to be able to display it (instead of stuffing it in a closet). I bet these will look beautiful on your Thanksgiving tablescape. :)

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  5. These are soooooo amazing! I love love love great handwriting/calligraphy. I seriously want to take a class on it.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! So simple and perfect!

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  7. I think these are very simple and lovely.

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  8. These are beautiful! Your handwriting is gorgeous!

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  9. These are so elegant. Love your handwriting.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, I'm going to have to use this sometime!

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  11. These are so pretty! Love your writing!

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  12. I love how simple and elegant these are, that way if you are cramming a lot of people at one table, it won't look cluttered! Beautiful idea!

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  13. those are so simple and so elegant. What a wonderful post!

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  14. I quite like the brown leaves on the rose. I actually think green would spoil the effect! Such a clever idea and completely original!

    Katie <3

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  15. What a lovely placard idea. They look so easy to make which is awesome.

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  16. Your handwriting is gorgeous! I prefer the brown leaf, the green would look off with the dried rose I think!

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  17. These are so cute! I would definitely need to have someone else do the writing though. My handwriting is atrocious!

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  18. Simple yet elegant! Absolutely love this idea! <3

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  19. Everyone comments on my printing being pretty, now if only I could make my cursive as pretty as that :)

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  20. I am DIY challenged and this looks so pretty and so effortless, might copy you

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  21. Those are such lovely name tags. They can also be used for wedding guest name tags.

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  22. Your hand lettering is simple perfect! I love the whole look.

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  23. I love this idea, and I love the plate you have underneath, where from?

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  24. Love these place cards and your hand writing is fabulous!

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  25. This is gorgeous. This would be great for a small wedding too!

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  26. These are so cute and I love the simplicity of them.

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  27. That looks so gorgeous. I love the look of the leaf on the ribbon against the stem of the flower.

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