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Table Decorations: Place-Card Holders

Bring a snippet of your Christmas tree to the table.


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  • Floral shears
  • Evergreen branches (about the thickness of a pencil)
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Card stock
  • Calligraphy or felt-tip pen
  • Small evergreen sprigs


  1. Step 1

    With floral shears, cut slim evergreen branches into 4-inch segments. Trim off any nubs.

  2. Step 2

    Holding two segments of about the same thickness, adjust them to fit together snugly -- this might require some twisting, turning, and further trimming.

  3. Step 3

    Turn pair of branches over; run a line of hot glue across the pair's width, 1/4 inch from each end. Let dry.

  4. Step 4

    Write a guest's name on a 1-by-2 1/2-inch piece of card stock.

  5. Step 5

    Slip place card into holder; tuck a small evergreen sprig into one end.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2004

Reviews (1)

  • kickypants 12 Dec, 2007

    So quick and easy to do. Makes the table look, warm, homey and inviting. I love this!