Self-adhesive white address labels (30 per
sheet, 1" X 2.625", Avery 5160 or similar.
Colored construction paper. We used red (see Tips).
Chisel-tip marker or calligraphy pen.
Scissors or paper cutter.
Optional embellishments: glitter, ribbon,
miniature sprigs of holly, evergreen or dried flowers (see Tips).
Download the Place Cards Template. Print it on
the blank address label sheets. Hand-write the name of a guest on each
sticker, as fancy as you can (see Tips).
Cut construction paper into 3" X 3 3/8"
rectangles - one for each place card. Score a fold line across the card
from the center of the 3" side and fold. Burnish with the bone folder.
Stick a label on the center of each folded
Done. Embellish if you must, but no one will
slight you for keeping it simple. You just roasted a turkey
for god's sake.
This template is formatted to print on
standard, white self-adhesive label sheets. Each label is 1" X 2 5/8"
or 25mm X 67mm. The Avery™ number is 5160 or 8160. You could also print
these on the same size clear labels. Just set your printer to
"transparency" setting and apply the labels to very light colored paper.
Any kind of stiff paper works for these.
Colored construction paper or matting paper are ideal. You can also use
metallic paper or a fancy textured or handmade paper.
If you are really
clever, you can use your computer graphics program to add the names of
your guests to the cards. Open the PDF file with your graphics
program and save it as a JPG file. Use your text function to add the
names of your guests to each card, then print them onto the labels.
Very professional. Too much work.
These place cards lend
to all sorts of embellishment, if you want to make the project harder.
Cut out the construction paper with decorative edge scissors. Add
touches of glitter around the edges of each label or as highlights on
the vintage image. Punch a hole in the corner and tie on a small bow.
Glue on miniature sprigs of holly.
Don't forget: These "instant" Christmas Place Cards go very well with
Napkin Rings - which are nearly as easy to make!