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DIY :: Monogram Cord Place Cards

November 8th, 2012

Monogram Place Cards out of Craft Cord | Camille Styles

Thanksgiving dinner is one of the only meals where I feel 100% comfortable using place cards — anyone else with me? Typically the idea of telling people where to sit, especially when hosting close friends and family, can feel a bit buttoned-up for my liking. But when entertaining large groups and out-of-towners, creating custom place cards are a detail where I love to get creative. I’ve been bookmarking inspiration for using fabric stiffener for quite some time and trying to think of just the project for using it (aside from the popular string or doily pendant). I kind of fell in love with the idea of spelling out names with craft cord, and thought that it could make quite a unique “place card”. Set atop a horizontal napkin on modern dinnerware, they ended up being a super inexpensive project that gave this table design the extra oomph it needed!

Monogram Place Cards out of Craft Cord | Camille Styles

Monogram Place Cards out of Craft Cord | Camille Styles

  • craft cord
  • sewing pins
  • foam board
  • parchment paper
  • fabric stiffener
  • paint brush

Monogram Place Cards out of Craft Cord | Camille Styles

Place parchment paper over foam board. Twist craft cord to spell name of guest, pinning into foam board as you twist. A simpler option is to twist cord into guests’ initials.

Monogram Place Cards out of Craft Cord | Camille Styles

Once pinned in place, use paintbrush to saturate cord in fabric stiffener.

Monogram Place Cards out of Craft Cord | Camille Styles

Once dry, remove pins and carefully slide names off of parchment paper and place at each place setting.

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26 Comments under :: DIY :: Monogram Cord Place Cards
  1. auntlez says:

    i’m thinking how it would look w/my cursive….heh, heh!

  2. erika says:

    this would be super cute in larger scale for a kids room too!

  3. Hengam says:

    Awesome idea!

  4. Love it! Another great DIY to try! Thanks Chanel!

  5. Jess says:

    GAH. This is brilliant. So. So. So. Brilliant.

  6. Great and genius idea! Thanks a lot for sharing that!

  7. This is so adorable! I love the texture!

  8. Genius idea, Chanel! Seriously impressed. It’s so simple and so very high impact.


  9. definitely unique! guests will adore it!

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  12. This is SO cute. There’s no Thanksgiving where I am right now, but I’ll definitely keep this in mind for my next big dinner party. Very rustic, and super easy!

  13. jackiefo says:

    This is a GREAT idea and would be perfect for a rustic/fall-y dinner party… Thanksgiving in fact!

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  20. do you think this would work with yarn instead of craft cord?

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