Place card holders are an important element to a wedding or any other special dinner event. You can either purchase the holders or make your own that are custom to your taste.
I have a fun vintage craft idea using vintage spools as the base. Spools are fairly easy to find at antique stores and flea markets so you shouldn’t have a problem coming up with enough of these to make a set of table number or wedding place card holders.
- vintage spools
- lace fabric
- faux pearl garland
- heavy gauge floral wire
- white clay
- mod podge
- wood glue
- jewelry adhesive
How To Make Wedding Place Card Holders:
1. Remove the label and any remaining thread from the wooden spool. Use a wet cloth, Goo Gone or sandpaper to help with the areas of the label that are hard to remove.
4. Cut out a section of lace that is just a little smaller than the inside width of the spool and can wrap all the way around with about an eighth of an inch overlap. Paint on a layer of Mod Podge onto the inside wood of the spool. Now press the lace onto the spool with the Mod Podge holding it in place. Apply another layer of Mod Podge over the lace to finish it. I used a matte finish.
5. To add some interest to the top of the spool, cut out a small section of faux pearl garland. Make it just long enough to form a small circle at the top. Using a quick tack jewelry adhesive, adhere the pearls to the top of the vintage spool.