To be completely honest, I've never been an overly crafty person. I'm much more handy with a spatula than I am with a hot glue gun. Why is this? I'm not sure. I think a part of me dislikes following instructions and knowing exactly how my craft will turn out before I even begin. Sort of an anti-paint-by-numbers mentality.
I do, however, get in a crafty spirit on occasion and in these instances I usually invent my own projects. My kind of crafts are simple, easy, and involve only a few steps.
Recently, I purchased some cute Christmas gift tags and I realised that they would make great place cards and drink tags for holiday parties. I think of a party or dinner as a gift from host to guest so why not play up that theme a bit? The best part is: depending on the tags you choose, your place cards can look completely different from mine so we avoid that feeling of paint-by-numbers mindless replication.
To makes these place cards and drink tags, you will need: holiday gift tags of your choosing (with sticky backing), card stock in complimentary colours, twine, scissors, a hole punch, and a black pen.
Attach your gift tag to the bottom portion of your measured card stock. Fold over to create a standing shape.
Press both folded sides together and cut along the line of the shorter side creating two even halves.
Then, simply write the names of your guests. I told you I like easy!
To make the drink tags, once again measure your card stock to the width of your gift tag (I used smaller square tags for these ones).
With a hole punch, pop a hole in the top left-hand corner.
Stick on your gift tag and cut card stock to fit.
Run a small length of twine through the hole for guests to attach drink tags to their wine glasses. At the party, leave out a black pen so guests can initial their tags and keep their drinks safe all night.