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!!


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

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

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

  4. SUPER cute!! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-)

    (Candace) Candie

  5. How cute is this?! Love it!


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