6 Adorable Place Cards You Can Make in 5 Minutes or Less

Add an (easy!) personal touch to your next party with customized place cards.
Craft Paper Gift Tag Place Card

Craft Paper Gift Tag Place Card

A folded napkin and a butcher paper tag create an easy-to-make pouch for silverware.

From: HGTV Crafternoon

Photo by: Liz Gray ©© 2014 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Liz Gray, © 2014 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

A folded napkin and a butcher paper tag create an easy-to-make pouch for silverware.

Got 5 minutes? That's all you need to make these cute, simple place cards for your next holiday party.

Option 1: Glitz + Glitter

Glittered Card Stock Place Card

Glittered Card Stock Place Card

Use card stock, double-sided tape and glitter to make a glitzy and festive place card for the holidays.

From: HGTV Crafternoon

Photo by: Liz Gray ©© 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Liz Gray, © 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

The secret ingredient of these festive place cards? Double-sided tape. Fold and cut cardstock, then stick on tape in a geometric shape. Over a paper plate or glitter tray, sprinkle superfine glitter over the tape until completely coated. Tap to remove excess glitter, then write on each guest's name in silver permanent marker or paint pen.

Option 2: Sweet Geometry

Rock Candy Washi Tape Place Card

Rock Candy Washi Tape Place Card

Add a strip of washi tape to a rock candy stick, and cut the ends like a pennant banner.

This sweet idea doubles as place card and favor. Double a strip of gold washi tape around a stick of angular, old-fashioned rock candy, then use scissors to cut the ends like a pennant banner. Use a black permanent marker to personalize each place card.

Option 3: Animal Instincts

Festive Animal Place Card

Festive Animal Place Card

Spray-paint plastic toy animals and turn them into chic and festive place cards during the holidays.

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Photo by: Liz Gray ©© 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Liz Gray, © 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Borrow spray-painted plastic animals from winter scenes (or paint your own) to serve as an adorable place card stand. A tiny plastic reindeer's antlers make the ideal perch for a circle-punch name card dressed with gold typewriter-style stickers. Use a gold permanent marker to add a gold border, and tie on red-and-white baker's twine for a cute accent.

Option 4: Between the Tines

Easy All-Occasion Place Card

Easy All-Occasion Place Card

Cut two different colors of card stock with a hexagon punch and layer in fork tines for an easy holiday place card.

From: HGTV Crafternoon

Photo by: Liz Gray ©© 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Liz Gray, © 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

To create this easiest-ever place card, cut two different colors of card stock with a hexagon paper punch (or, experiment with the shape of your choice.) Write on each guest's name using a silver permanent marker and layer between fork tines.

Option 5: All Tied Up

Craft Paper Gift Tag Place Card

Craft Paper Gift Tag Place Card

Fold napkin into an envelope, tuck silverware inside and wrap with baker's twine and a craft paper gift tag.

From: HGTV Crafternoon

Photo by: Liz Gray ©© 2014 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Liz Gray , © 2014 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

To start this adorable presentation, fold a cloth napkin into a loose envelope shape. Tuck silverware inside and tie up with a piece of red-and-white baker's twine. Add a craft paper gift tag featuring each guest's name. We used a white paint marker to create a chalkboard look without the mess. 

Option 6: Office Party

DIY Office-Supply Place Card

DIY Office-Supply Place Card

Turn bulldog clips and paint chips into easy place cards.

From: HGTV Crafternoon

Photo by: Liz Gray ©© 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Liz Gray, © 2013 HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Turn office supplies and home decor extras into chic table accents this season. Stand oversized, gold bulldog clips atop each plate. Then, write each guest's name onto a paint chip with a metallic paint marker and slide between the wire closures. Bonus points if the paint chip corresponds with your table's color scheme!

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