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!!