It was fun creating little crafts for the holidays! One of my favorite projects was to make some woodland-themed place card holders for my guests.
So I thought to share how to make them.
|© Alessandra Colombo - studioAlex|
- A cotton fabric of your choice and color
- Sharp scissors
- A sewing machine and thread
- An iron and ironing board
- A themed-wood block stamp and ink
- Printing matte paper, a ruler and a sharp cutting knife
Here’s some pictures to help you along:
1. I selected a white cotton fabric to go with my other table accessories. I bought it at a local crafts store - it was perfect for what I needed and it was inexpensive.
2. I made a paper template that measured 10.5 inches high x 4.5 inches wide. After marking the lines in pencil, I cut the fabric with sharp scissors for a crisp edge.
3. I folded them at the top on both sides, then ironed them to keep shape before sewing - sides first and then tops.
4. Next, I tested the ink color on a leftover piece of fabric to see what worked best for my arrangement. I picked a nice emerald green which felt fresh and friendly.
5. Using a woodland-themed wood block I stamped each sachet placed over a thin pad for a perfect impression.
6. It looked exactly how I wanted it!
7. So I stamped as many as I needed for all my guests, plus a few extra to account for potential surprise guests!
8. In Photoshop, I created my guest cards with a font that I liked. I then printed and cut them to size to fit my holders.
9. I inserted the cards in each holder.
10. Finally, I set up my table with each one of them and welcomed my guests for our fabulous dinner!