With the holidays drawing near, one might be in need of some speedy decorations to spice up the dining table. Place cards are a simple and useful decoration that can bring smiles to the table. Place cards can also add colorful fun to the scene. They do not take long to make, so why not create a set before the guests arrive?

  • Card stock or heavy duty printer paper
  • Clear Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Colored Pencils
  • Ruler and/or cutting mat

Step 1: The Cutting

To start, take your piece(s) of paper, and measure 3 inches across the paper along either side. Mark the paper with a pencil line, and keep measuring 3 inch marks until you have reached the end. Repeat this process going across the other side.

Once you have finished, extend these marks across the length of the paper using a straightedge or a ruler. Before cutting out the squares, take into account which pieces are not the correct size due to the measurement of the paper. I drew red X's on the incorrect squares to remind myself to not use them.

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