Place cards add such a nice touch to the holiday table. I think they show guests that you really thought about each one of them, and clever placement can even help you sneakily avoid family drama at the dinner table. A win all around!
The trouble with store-bought or even more conventional DIY place card ideas is that they usually involve brand new paper, and you know how we feel about that! This year, instead of hitting the big box store for place card-making supplies, head outdoors or to your recycle bin instead! Here are some eco-friendly place card ideas to get you started!
- Fallen Limbs - On Wednesday, we pointed you to a tute for turning a fallen tree limb into a reusable chalkboard place card.
- Wine Corks - Over at Life Hacker, you can check out a super simple how-to for making wine corks into place cards. Bonus points if you use paper you reclaimed from the recycle bin!
- Reused Drawer Knobs - 100 Layer Cake shows you how to use an old set of drawer knobs to make very sweet place cards. Don't forget to check the recycle bin for junk mail or other discarded paper you can use to write the names.
- Reused Paper Grocery Bags - You can easily use this simple grocery bag seed packet tutorial from Crafting a Green World to make place cards that are also party favors.
- Seed Paper - Part of keeping it green is thinking about what will happen to your creations after they've outlived their usefulness. Check out this tute for plantable place cards from Polka Dot Made.
Have you guys whipped up any reused or reusable place cards of your own? I'd love to hear about what you're working on in the comments!