We are a week away from Christmas and all that means is that things are getting crazier and hectic! YIKES. Lots of holiday shopping, parties galore, and stress! The last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to fancy up your table for Christmas/Christmas Eve dinner. Am I right? You want it to look beautiful of course, but let’s be real. Keeping it simple is something everybody can get on board with given everything else we need to worry about!
My friend was hosting a little girls night out ornament exchanged and asked me to come up with name place cards, and I know I wanted to create something that was easy, inexpensive, and potentially something that was going to look good no matter how the table was decorated!
I’m a huge fan of tablescapes that fit the holiday and the theme, but I also love being able to re-use stuff. This is huge for me. I need to be able to use my stuff year round, because I don’t like to buy only Christmas/Thanksgiving/Easter/etc dishes because I end up using it just a few times during the actual holiday and then end up having to find storage. YUCK. I hate organizing sometimes, and this basically falls into that bracket of crap that I would rather not deal with. I have white dishes and serving ware that I use for all holidays for this EXACT reason! HA.
Anyway, these were created with the thought of creating something that could be used no matter the holiday or event potentially, and I honestly think it’s beyond versatile. The best part? SO cheap, and you can do it in about 10 minutes with 4 items, some of which you may already have around your home!
- Sharpie/Marker/Calligraphy Pen (similar to mine)
- Cardstock or Artist Cards (Had these on hand so used these!)
- Hole Punch
Start by cutting down your cardstock/paper to a small rectangle size you’d like and then get two hole punches in at the top. Write the names or trace or whatever, but once you’re done, thread a tiny piece of rosemary through the holes and you’re set! You guys, THAT’S IT! It couldn’t get any easier than that! My only tip is to do this the day of the party, or the night before, and then stick them in the fridge. I learned the hard way, and the rosemary had dried up and I had to make them all over again with new rosemary for the pretty greenery!
I promise your guests will think you went the extra mile, and it will have taken you all of 10 minutes!! Beautiful, evergreen, and perfect for any occasion!
Pin it so you can save this for all your parties and events, whether it be for a holiday event or just a simple dinner party!