DIY :: Monogram Cord Place Cards

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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25 Responses to “ DIY :: Monogram Cord Place Cards”

  1. auntlez

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

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  2. erika

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

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    • Chanel Dror

      You read my mind! I’m trying to think of the perfect word to hang above my bed :)

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  3. Hengam

    Awesome idea!

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  4. Jess

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

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    • Chanel Dror

      So glad you like it Ashley! I can also imagine guests taking their “place cards” home with them to display decoratively around the house!

      Reply
  5. Erica | cupcakes + coffee breaks

    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!

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  6. jackiefo

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

    Reply

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