Sunday, December 12, 2010

Transform Ornaments Into Place Card Holders

*I am re-posting this from last year.  It is such a great idea.  I have taken new pictures, because last year's pictures were not very good.
I have been noticing the ornament place card holders that so many bloggers have used in their tablescapes, but just four of them were $20.  Procrastination has paid off.  Last week on the Today Show (this was 2009) they demonstrated how to make them.  Here's how it is done.
Old glass ornaments (that you don't care to use on your tree)
glass ornaments you want to use for place card holders
hot glue gun
popsicle stick

  • First, take the old glass ornament you don't care for and remove the hanging hook.
  • Take the hook and put it together with the hook from the ornament you want to make a place card holder out of.   NOTE: The tops of the ornaments need to be almost the same size or this will not work.  All hooks are not the same size and they don't always fit into the ornament of choice.
  •   Place both hooks into the desired ornament.
  • Next, take desired ornament and cover the bottom with hot glue.  This should make a base, so the ornament can sit upright.  If you need to smooth the bottom with a popsicle stick while the glue is still hot.  This should give you the base you desire.
The ornament will stand on it's own and you have created a place card holder!  Enjoy it on your tablescape.
I will join these ladies, go and visit them.
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
Make It For Monday  at Cottage Instincts
Re-Party at First a Dream 
Just Something I Whipped Up  at The Girl Creative
Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog
Whatever Goes Wednesday  at Someday Crafts


Cindy said...

Brilliant idea! I'm going to try this. Thanks for the post.

xinex said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial...Christine

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Super idea!

Designing Lady Jane said...

That is so cute, and looks so easy. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing this idea. I, too, have been admiring these but did't want to bear the expense so I've been trying to figure out how to make them! Now, I know! Thanks a bunch!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Sherry!

Christmas blessings,

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness.... TA DA!!! That's so simple and perfect. Thanks for sharing it this year so I could see it.

Denise said...

Oh My Gosh! Brilliant! I am soooo glad you hooked up to my party. I am definitely going to try this. By the way, your photos are wonderful.