Oh, it’s that time of the year again, when leaves turned their color to a beautiful red, and life becomes just more pretty. I love the Fall season, and Fall crafts as well. Hence, today’s post is all about DIY table place cards for Fall table settings! Let’s see what they are, and how can you make them.
What Are Table Cards?
The pretty simple answer to this is that table cards or table name cards, or even table place cards, are the piece of paper in beautiful writing that states the name of the person who is going to claim that seat on the dining table or conference room table where the card has been placed.
On business dinners or meetings, table name cards state the names of guests and the table number. However, for the family dinner or lunch, you don’t need the table number.
Do You Put First And Last Name On Place Cards
My personal opinion is to only place the first name if it’s an informal gathering, and add the last name if it’s a formal gathering with the title, such as Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc.
Let’s start the tutorial now. For this project, I have used “Dollar Tree” Products, and here is the supply list:
- 7 Small Frames
- Decorative Fall Stickers
- Construction Paper
- Sharpie Marker
The tutorial is going to take less than 2 minutes, and here are the steps for you…
Trace a piece of construction paper using the paper from the frame as a sample. After you trace it, cut the paper using scissors. Then, using a Sharpie, write the name of the guest on the paper. Then, place it in the frame.
Don’t use glue on it. Otherwise, you can’t reuse this frame for any other occasion.
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In the video below I have shown you two types of place cards.
How Do You Write Table Cards?
You can handwrite or print them, it’s totally a personal choice. There is no rule set to stone. I just wrote on the above card, as you can see, with a Sharpie
Where Do Place Cards Go On Your Table
You can place them in the center of the plate, on the napkin, or right in front of the guest.
What Is The Standard Size Of A Place Card?
It should be as big as a business card, and the size is 3.5 x 2 inches. You can have a personalized card, and make it a bit larger or smaller in size. A Business card is just a reference point.
Place Card Template – Free Download
Here is the free Fall printable for you that I have created in “Canva”. Write your name on it and print it out. Or, print it and write the name using a Sharpie! Enjoy!