Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Place card holders

Since my husband and I have children, we usually spend Valentine's Day at home having dinner as a family.  So I thought it would be fun to decorate the table and make the evening a little bit more fancy.


Since we rarely use our china and linens (aka ceramic plates and cloth napkins) I pulled those out.  


I also made place cards for each table setting.


I started with these cute binder clips I found at Target.  I liked the polka dot and stripes, but decided to add some glittery washi tape (from Michaels).  I also tied some bakers twine and ric rac onto the clips.


Here are the steps I used to create the name card:
-cut a 2 1/2" square of dictionary paper
-mount the dictionary paper square onto a 2 3/4" square of red heart pattered paper
-cut a scalloped heart from black contact paper or chalkboard vinyl
-write guests names with a chalk marker


Pretty simple but super cute- if I do say so myself!  :)





I purchased some red tulips and stuck them into a wide mouth mason jar for the centerpiece.  They are sooo pretty and add a hint of spring!  The red chevron table matt is sewn by me, with a lazy susan from IKEA and a large Valentine's plate placed on top.


The entire table all together!  Now all we need is some yummy food!!


5 comments:

  1. Where'd you get your washi tape? The stores I've asked so far don't know what I'm talking about.

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  2. chalk marker? AM I DEAD? how come i haven't seen this....lol
    this is darling.....so so talented my friend!!
    :)

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  3. I love our family Valentine dinners too- such a fun tradition. Darling place cards. Happy Hearts Day!! yippee!

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  4. SUPER cute!! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft

    xo,
    (Candace) Candie

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  5. How cute is this?! Love it!

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