Super Easy DIY Placecard Holders

2 Materials
10 Minutes

I’m so excited to share these DIY Place Card Holders with you! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, these are going to make a beautiful addition to your holiday tablescape! The best part, you can make six of them for under a buck! If you don't have a hot glue gun, this project will cost a little bit more.

All of these beautiful placecards and printables are available for free on my blog. You can make two table card holders from one paint stick. They are sold in a 3 pack, so that gives you 6 table card holders for under a buck!

Step 1: Measure four lines at 4 3/16 inches. Then, stack the paint sticks in piles of three, with the markings on the top paint stick.

You can cut them with a miter saw. Another option is to use the hand miter box at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot. You would need to purchase the paint sticks and then cut them at the cutting station down the trim aisle.

Use a sanding sponge to smooth out any rough edges.

Step 2: Make a card template. I experimented assembling these a few ways and found the best way is to make a template card from heavy card stock.

Then mark a line on the card stock, the depth you want your place card to be. I made mine at 1/4″ but, after trying them out, I would go a little deeper.

Step 3: Line up and hot glue. Lay your template on top of one paint stick, so the line is even with the top of the wood. Then place a small line of hot glue under the bottom of the card. Don’t use too much glue, as it will spread. Place the other piece of wood on top and firmly press them together for a few seconds. Be sure to leave your template in place, as this makes a small slot to put your card in later.

There are so many different design options with these. This is one I've created for Thanksgiving.

Here is one for Christmas.

Head over to my blog to grab your free printables & more ideas for these place-card holders. Also, if you love budget-friendly ways to spruce up your home, see my latest ideas here.

Have a wonderful holiday season!


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  • Debbie
    on Oct 31, 2019

    These are so awesome. Im going to forward the link to my niece who does weddings and anniversaries and birthdays and graduations, pretty much all special events where they would want a dessert table

  • Laura
    on Oct 31, 2019

    Thank you Debbie! I'm glad you like them and I hope your niece finds it helpful.

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