Easter Place Card Holders

on Mar 15th, 2013 | in Craft Tutorials, Holiday

These adorable Easter pots can serve many purposes – use them as place card holders on your Easter table or buffet markers to describe your holiday dishes. They also make great additions to an Easter basket as photo holders. Who can resist an adorable chick and her eggs? It only takes $20 in supplies to make 8 of these holders, all with materials easily be found at the local craft store.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1.5″ clay pots
  • Floral foam for wet flowers
  • Sheet moss
  • Place card holders
  • Place cards
  • Mini eggs
  • Easter chicks
  • 20 or 22 gauge silver or floral wire
  • 24 or 26 gauge silver or floral wire
  • Plastic or thin cardboard 6×6″ sheet
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Kitchen knife
  • Embellishments: ribbon, flowers, buttons, stickers (optional)

Instructions:

Step 1

Gather your materials.

Gather Materials

Step 2

Mark and cut the wire place card holder using wire cutters.

Mark and cut place card holder

Step 3

Using a hot glue gun, glue the cut place card holder inside the pot – making sure the place card holder stands upright.

Glue place card holder inside pot

Step 4

Cut foam into 1.5″ cubes using a kitchen knife, then shape with the knife to fit in the pots. I used a shot glass to make sure I had the right fit. Once the foam is shaped, cut vertically through the center of the foam making two pieces for each pot.

Cut foam and shape

Step 5

Place foam in pot on both sides of the place card holder.

Place foam in pot

Step 6

Add sheet moss to the top of the pot, cutting away any excess. Once the shape is correct, press the moss firmly into the foam.

Add sheet moss to top of pot

Step 7

Wrap 24 or 26 gauge wire around leg of the chick so that you have equal amounts of wire on both ends. Bring wire together and twist together. Bend the wire at a 90 degree angle with the wire pointing down. Cut off wire in excess of 1″.

Wrap wire around leg of chickBring wires togetherTwist wires together

Step 8

Cut small circles out of plastic or cardboard. I used the plastic packaging from the place card holders.

Cut small circle out of plastic or thin cardboard

 

Step 9

Glue mini eggs onto the cutout circles using a hot glue gun.

Using glue gun, glue eggs to circleGlue eggs onto circleGlue eggs onto circle

Trim away any excess plastic or cardboard from the eggs.

Step 10

Bend 20 or 22 gauge wire to create a circle. Then bend the circle so that it is perpendicular to wire piece.
Bend wire to create a base

Step 11

Glue the wire base to the bottom of the egg platform with a hot glue gun.

Glue wire base to egg platform

Step 12

Insert wire stand for eggs into foam. Insert wire for chick into foam.

Insert wire stand for eggs into foamInsert wire from chick into foam

Step 13

Embellish place card with a flower and button or sticker (optional). Add a ribbon to the top rim of the pot (optional).

Embellish your place card with a flower.Add a button to your flower.

Step 14

Insert the card into the place card to holder and you’re done!

Finished Place card holder

 

Happy Easter! Feel free to leave a comment on how you would modify this project to make it your own.

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