When I was following my husband around the country so he could do medical school, residency, and fellowship; I had to learn a lot about being frugal. However, I wasn’t very good about letting go of beautiful things. I learned a lot about how to create pretty things on a dime, and how to make things look beautiful by using items that I had around.
Even though Jonathan is done with all of his medical school training now, I still love the thought of making things; and doing things on a dime. I try to save money when making my house beautiful. I have never been one to buy the most expensive of anything. I am always trying to find the best deal.
So… I am excited to start sharing a few ideas over this Holiday season that can help make your holidays beautiful and fun, but on a dime. Are you guys ready to start thinking Thanksgiving??
Today we are making Thanksgiving Place cardholders out of Cocktail straws.
What you need for each holder:
- 6 cocktail straw cut 2 inches long
- Floral wire cut 3 feet long
- 1 paper clip
- ruler to help measure when cutting the straws
- metallic spray paint in either gold or silver
Watch this video to see how to make this amazing gold place card holder:
You will need to make one for each person at your table. Once you make one or two, these come together so quickly!! This is even a project your kiddos can help you with.
Then click the print above to take you to this FREE PRINTABLE made by me!!
Cut apart each place card with a paper trimmer, add a name, and insert into the paper clip.
Add to your Thanksgiving Table!!
Wa-La!! You’re Amazing!!
TIP: Print the place cards out on a piece of printed scrapbook paper that has white on the back. Print on the white side. Then when the card is facing the other direction; it will have a nice print on it!!