Lunch yesterday was bittersweet: Camille and I (Chanel) met our three fabulous interns for lunch at La Condesa (that was the sweet part) for a farewell get-together before the girls all go their separate ways for the summer and beyond. Their contribution around here has been immeasurable, and one of the last projects that they helped me with was these way cute (and way easy) pop up place cards that double as eye catching napkin rings. With just a colored printer and a craft knife we were able to create a totally unique and colorful detail that paired beautifully with a bold patterned napkin. Keep reading to see how we did it, and be sure to stop by later today for Michelle’s latest installment of Do You Dare!

  • cover weight card stock paper
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • craft knife
  • double-sided tape
  1. Print out guest names onto cover weight card stock in the color of your choice. We recommend using all caps in a bold block font, like Ariel Black or Impact
  2. Cut each name out in a 6 x 1.5 inch strip
  3. Use a craft knife to carefully trace the edge of each letter, leaving the bottom edge uncut
  4. Carefully pull up letters and crease to position vertically
  5. Use a piece of double-sided tape to secure paper strip into a ring, and slide onto a rolled up napkin

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Comments (31)
  1. 1
    Anna @ IHOD May 9, 2012 at 7:25 am

    These are adorable Camille! And I can’t get over the nautical napkins. So much greatness going on:)

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    Rhiannon May 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

    These are so cute and clever đŸ™‚ I love them, Camille!

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    laura parke May 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

    adorable!! what a darling detail to a place setting. just a little patience and a sharp x-acto knife. đŸ™‚

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    Erin | Holtwood Hipster May 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I love nothing more than cruising over to one of my daily reads and finding a post that has me saying- out loud- ” Oh. Ma. Gawd.”

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    Michelle Sereno May 9, 2012 at 9:23 am

    so sweet!!

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    Sweet Harvest Moon May 9, 2012 at 9:29 am


    I have the same Ikea vases…

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    Alyssa May 9, 2012 at 9:58 am

    How awesome are these?! What a great idea!

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    Amberly @ The Good Life May 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Love the look of this! It looks so great with the hot pink! Saving this idea…

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    Annie Hall May 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Loving your work Chanel..these are so cute for summer parties.

    • Chanel Dror May 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Thank you, ma’am!! They are so cute, and so EASY!

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    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing May 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Oh my goshness. Brilliant. This is one of the most simple, yet impactful table setting idea I’ve seen in a while. Bravo, Chanel!


    • Chanel Dror May 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you Ashley!! Simple + impactful is what we’re going for đŸ™‚

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    Debra Kapellakis May 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm


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    Ali (A Dash of Details) May 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    This is such a creative, cute idea for a dinner party! Simple but beautiful! Thanks for the great idea!
    xo-Ali (A Dash of Details)

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    Kathryn Cumming May 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    The pink looks great with those napkins too…

  14. 14
    Amy May 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Wishing the interns the best of luck in their future endeavors!

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    Julie May 10, 2012 at 1:36 am

    SOO Clever!! Im going to do that next time for my party

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    McKenzie May 10, 2012 at 4:18 am

    How adorable! It looks like a lovely setting. x

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    Avis Anderson May 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

    What FONT SIZE did you use?

    • Chanel Dror May 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Avis, I would keep the size around 40 pt., depending on the font. If it’s a long name, I would go smaller with less spacing between the letters. Hope that helps!



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