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Chair Back Place Cards


Small bouquets holding hand-lettered name cards are a charming way to guide guests to their seats. This idea works best for open-back chairs.


  • Ruler
  • Card stock
  • Calligrapher's pen
  • 2 small bunches of flowers (we used roses and Trachellum)
  • 16-inch-long satin ribbon


  1. Step 1

    To make place cards, tear card stock to size against a ruler to create an attractive deckled edge, or use store-bought cards. Inscribe with a calligrapher's pen, and tuck a card behind the nosegay on each chair.

Martha Stewart Living, September 1999