Project

Wooden Seating Cards

Show your ingrained sense of style with seating cards crafted from paper-thin wood veneer. These inexpensive sheets are pliable enough to fold and cut easily into delicate shapes; the elegant graining makes a distinctive canvas for calligraphy. We used craft punches to create maple and birch leaves.

Photography: Charles Schiller

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2004

Introduction

One 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet of two-ply foldable wood veneer in short grain (running side to side) will make 4 tented cards. We used bird's-eye maple for cards and red cedar for leaves.

materials

  • One 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet of two-ply foldable wood veneer in short grain

  • Utility knife

  • Ruler

  • Craft punch

  • Peel-and-stick glue dots

  • Red cedar for leaves (aspen and basswood also work well)

  • Bird's-eye maple

steps

  1. For cards, divide sheet into quadrants and cut with a utility knife and ruler; fold pieces in half.

  2. Use craft punches to cut leaves; attach with peel-and-stick glue dots.

  3. Write names on cards, table numbers on leaves.

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