As a kid, I used to love writing place cards for holiday dinners. Those little details make a holiday meal extra-festive, even if they’re a little old-fashioned.
This year, we’re hosting Friendsgiving the week before Thanksgiving, since we’ll be traveling over the holiday weekend.
Whether you’re hosting a Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving, putting together some special details doesn’t have to take much time, but they can make even a casual event feel extra special.
I used the Friendsgiving kits from Paislee Press to put together a menu / place card quickly and easily.
Read on for the step-by-step tutorial.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Friendsgiving 4×6 wreath cards (I added a caption in Photoshop)
- Friendsgiving 4×6 patterned journaling card
- Menu text (added in Photoshop) from the Friendsgiving Elements kit
- 2-sided tape
- String and a hole punch OR mini clothespins
- 3×4 inch white cards or cardstock
- Black cardstock
- White or metallic pen
I did three things in Photoshop before sending everything to print:
First, I added text to the wreath journaling card.
Second, I added the “menu” handwritten text to the patterned journaling card.
Third, I typed up our menu and printed it on 3×4 white cards.
I printed the 3×4 cards at home and sent the 4x6s to a photo printer.
Once the 4x6s were printed, I stuck them back-to-back using 2-sided tape.
Then, I used the adhesive to affix the menu to the patterned card on the back.
Lastly, I added the place card.
I played with a few ways to do this, but I started with black card stock, cut to approximately 1.25 inches x 4 inches and added the name with a white gel pen.
Then I tried using the clothespin or just adhering a strip of the paper directly to the card.
These little menus are a simple, inexpensive detail that I think will be a hit at our Friendsgiving table!
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