How to Make Easy DIY Rustic Name Cards

Go farmhouse chic this holiday season with an easy DIY that can be used for gift tags, ornaments and name cards.

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Turn a dollar store picture frame into a rustic farmhouse holiday accent for gifts, table settings and more.

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Add rustic style to your Christmas decor with this quick and simple tutorial that will show you how to turn dollar store frames into gift tags, name cards and tree ornaments in just a few easy steps. 

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • dollar store frame
  • white chalk paint
  • paint brush
  • craft wood
  • black chalkboard paint
  • sanding block
  • ribbon
  • chalk marker

Paint + Sand

Remove the back of the frame and any plastic or paper inserts. Cover the entire frame with white chalk paint and set it aside to dry. Next, paint the piece of craft wood with black chalkboard paint. Once the frame is dry, use a sanding block to lightly sand the edges, creating a distressed look. 

Reassemble + Finish 

Cut a piece of ribbon, and loop it around the top edge of the frame. Insert the black piece of craft wood. Reattach the back of the frame to lock the ribbon in place. Tie it into a bow, and finish by writing your guest's name with a chalk marker. You can also use these for gift tags and ornaments for a little extra Christmas fun! 

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