Happy November! It's that time of year when families and friends gather 'round the table. So here's a quick, inexpensive place card that will pull your table setting together. After all, the magic is in the details, right?
Step 1: Gather your supplies (two colors of card stock, a scrap of patterned paper, needle, embroidery floss, awl).
Step 2: Print the names of your guests on the lighter piece of card stock. Just remember, you'll be embroidering them, so choose a font that's not too complicated. As an alternative to printing, you can hand-write the names (or have your kids do it!)
Step 3: Using the awl (or needle, if you don't have an awl handy) poke holes along the printed text.
Step 4: Thread your needle. I used four strands of embroidery floss, but you may have to adjust depending on the size of your font.
Step 5: Anchor the end of your floss to the backside of your paper using scotch tape.
Step 6: Start stitching. I usually go up through the first hole, down through the second, up through the third, back down through the second. Continue with that pattern until the entire name is stitched.
Step 7: Tape the end of the floss to the back of the paper to hold it in place.
Step 8: Cut the stitched paper to desired size and glue to the patterned paper.
Step 9: Cut the patterned paper to desired size and glue to place card.