Monday, December 13, 2010

Etceteras: holiday house place cards

With the hustle and bustle of shopping, card making, gift wrapping and decorating, it’s easy to forget about your holiday table. For a sit down holiday meal, you can dress up your table with place cards.

To make a snowy house place card, you will need:

  • Cardboard or an existing small box
  • Glue
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Kosher or coarse salt
  1. Make a small box out of cardboard and tape the inside of the box.
  2. Make an A-frame roof out of corrugated cardboard and glue onto the top of the box. Cut out windows, and doors as desired.
  3. Once you’re happy with your house, pour kosher or coarse salt into a plate.
  4. Apply glue all around the house and press the house into the salt one side at a time. You may need to apply a little more glue and fill in the bare areas. Set aside to dry.
  5. Add a name tag to each house.
If you’re feeling especially ambitious, create houses in a variety of sizes and make a small village centerpiece.


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31 comments :

  1. Hi Carolyn, thank you for becoming my latest follower, I have just become yours too! I hope you will always feel welcome at Naturally Carol and I look forward to visiting you more in the future as well. Lovely craft!

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  2. I just used kosher salt to simulate snow in a project I did. It worked great other than the dog wanting to lick it while I worked on it! Your house is adorable!

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  3. Adorable little house place card! Love the kosher salt snow! Thanks so much for sharing at the Holiday Hookup!

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  4. Perfect idea! And it's one of our 12 days! Thanks for linking up.

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  5. Using salt for snow is a great idea! Cute place cards too! Thanks for sharing. I saw this on WhipperBerry.

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  6. This is just a fabulous project!!!
    I love it!!
    =)

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  7. So cute! And what a great, adorable idea for the table. Thanks for sharing.
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  8. What a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing & linking it up for Craftify It Thursday!

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  9. Love this idea! Especially the snow! I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at http://suzysartsycraftsysitcom.blogspot.com/ and linked this project!

    suzy

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  10. so cute. I love this idea!

    I'm hosting a giveawayright now that you might be interested in!

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  11. This is just beautiful! Lovely idea!

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  12. This is really cute! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link it up to my blog hop tomorrow :)

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  13. saw you on tatertots and jello- how ridiculously adorable!!! this is so creative! it looks amazing :)

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  14. This is adorable! So glad the Whipperchicks sent me over!

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  15. Great idea, cute as can be. :)

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  16. So cute and creative (and simple!). How lovely a holiday table would look with these...young and old guests would love them!

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  17. I am positively smitten with the simplicity and charm of this project. Brilliant!

    Stopping by from from "Making It With Allie".

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  18. These are incredibly beautiful, such a creative idea. Thanks for sharing

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  19. This is adorable and well, just charming and brilliant. How cute! I am a new follower. I love the name of your blog and your tag line!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  20. That is really fun! It looks like a snowy village house! Awesome!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  21. I found you on Tater Tots and Jello! I am loving your blog, I saw it before, but now I am hooked! I would like to invite you to my $50 American Express giveaway and a linky party I have, all going on this week! Happy Holidays! Keep up the great blogging!
    -Dana Jean

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.html

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  22. Love this idea! Writing it down for next year's project list! jules

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  23. Super sweet..I think I would make a little village of them!

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  24. Hello,
    When I design custom invitations, I offer to design custom postage for my clients to complete the look of their invitation package. The party starts when the guests open their invitations, so setting the tone of the party with the invitation is important. But even before the envelope is opened, the first impression the guest has of the invitation is what’s on the outside.

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  25. Hello,
    When I design custom invitations, I offer to design custom postage for my clients to complete the look of their invitation package. The party starts when the guests open their invitations, so setting the tone of the party with the invitation is important. But even before the envelope is opened, the first impression the guest has of the invitation is what’s on the outside.

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  26. What a cute idea!! Fun!
    I hope you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas, Carolyn!
    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  28. With the hustle and bustle of shopping, card making, gift wrapping and decorating, it’s easy to forget about your holiday table. For a sit down holiday meal, you can dress up your table with place cards.With the hustle and bustle of shopping, card making, gift wrapping and decorating, it’s easy to forget about your holiday table. For a sit down holiday meal, you can dress up your table with place cards.

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