I’m always looking for unique ways to update my holiday table decor to fun up holiday dinners. Instead of the same table settings I’ve used in the past, I wanted to try something new — enter my DIY holiday wreath place cards.
I love the look of simple modern wreaths, but do you wanna know what I love even more? Miniature versions.
After some quick shopping on Amazon (as well as in my holiday decor stash at home) I had everything I needed to make my wreaths.
The supply list
- Artificial pine cone picks
- Faux greenery (with some “ice” sparkle)
- Metal hoops (set of 10: 2″, 3″, 6″ – gold)
- Metal hoops (set of 10: 4″ – gold)
- Pliers and gold wire or
- Hot glue gun (not pictured)
- Craft/baking twine
- Paper and pen or
- Design software and printer
- Hole punch
I started off with a 4″ metal hoop and my sparkly greenery, which I pulled off the stems to make smaller pieces. I originally thought it’d be easier to use my pliers and gold wire to attached the greenery to the hoops, but quickly realized that a glue gun is much easier.
So I plugged the glue gun and began by placing the greenery over the mini hoops where they looked good to me. Then I glued one line of glue to one side of the hoop and pressed one greenery strand to it until the glue dried.
Adding a little more glue to the backside secured the greenery in place.
Once I was happy with the placement, I moved onto the other side of the wreath.
I like a slightly asymmetrical look, so I opted for a shorter section of greenery on the left side.
Once it was finished, I pulled off a few glue strands that remained on the greenery. That’s it!
The best thing about working on a mini wreath is it takes no time to complete a wreath and you can easily knock out a handful in 10 minutes. Those are my favorite kind of projects!
Adding the name cards
I have decent printed handwriting skills, but my calligraphy could use a little more work, so I opted to design my place cards using my design software using a font (Bambusa Pro), and printing them on card stock on my printer at home. I used a hole punch to punch a hole in the top corner.
I cut a strand of baking twine (approximately 5″-6″), ran it through the punched hole, and attached it to the hoop.
How simple and cute is that?!
I repeated this step on all four hoops to make a set.
These DIY holiday wreath place cards will look classic and festive in any place setting from Thanksgiving through winter.
And if you want to keep it even more simple, you could simply fold some card stock into a small folded place card.
Here’s how they looked placed on plates and folded napkins. I used the extra greenery I had left mixed with some twinkle lights and candles I had on hand. So festive!
This setup could work for any winter occasion.
And here’s another holiday look using the DIY mini car and tree I made last winter to a cloche and sprinkled in some faux sparkly snow.
These DIY DIY holiday wreath place cards are pretty cute for being so easy, huh?
Ready for more? Let’s do another look using the same supplies with the addition of the artificial pine cone and berry picks.
I followed the same steps as above, but use the greenery picks instead.
I hot glued one pick to the hoop until secure from the front and back side.
Next, I added in another pick to my liking. It felt a bit sparse so I glued a small pinecone and a couple extra berries to the hoop.
That’s it! These DIY holiday mini wreaths are just sooo easy!
They look super cute and festive in the table setting. I love the pop of red!
And because I just couldn’t stop at just these two, I also made some larger wreaths using the larger hoop.
There are similar steps for this one, just the need for more greenery to fill a larger hoop.
I started off by looping the bendable greenery piece around the hoop to try out this method, which worked pretty well.
I looped all picks onto the hoop, and once they were secure I hot glued some filler greenery, berries, and pinecones to fill in.
There you have it — another easy DIY holiday wreath.
They make great homemade holiday gifts or home decor. So cute!
What do you think? Will you be making any of these DIY holiday wreath place cards for your next gathering? I highly recommend it!