Easter dinner is just around the corner. If you are looking to add just the right accent to your table spread, this is it. These handmade gold place holders in Easter themes bring a touch of elegance on a budget and they will fit right in! Of course, in addition to being inexpensive they are also easy to make. It only takes a few items to put these together.
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What you will need
Paint – gold, black chalk
First you will need to set the clay in the mold. Press clay into the mold of your choice. Make sure it is evenly spread. Leave to dry overnight.
Once the clay has dried, remove from the mold. If needed, use fine sandpaper to smooth out the edges.
Paint clay shapes and allow to dry. There is no need to paint the back as it will be covered.
Trace around the clay form on the scrapbook paper. Cut out the shape.
Glue the toothpick to the back center of the clay form. A hot glue gun should do the trick. Ensure that at least half of the toothpick sticks out above the clay form. Glue the cut-out scrapbook paper to the back of the clay form covering the toothpick and allow to dry. The glue gun is not the best for this part. Use tacky glue, E6000 or a permanent adhesive roller .Trim off any excess.
To put the name tag portion together, you will need one piece of card stock , one piece of scrapbook paper, and one piece of chip board. Cut all three into 2.5 inches by 2 inches each. Glue the chipboard to the toothpick ensuring the toothpick falls behind and does not peek out above. Using the piece of the card stock, glue to the chipboard ensuring the toothpick is sandwiched between them. Use the piece of scrapbook paper to cover the front of the chipboard. I choose the gold striped one from the So Glam theme by the paper Studio. I found it in Hobby Lobby.
To create the area where the guest’s name will be written, you can use black chalk paint to paint a rectangle 2 inches by 1.25 inches. Alternatively, you can cut out a piece of card stock to the same dimensions (2 “x 1.25”) and paint that in black chalk paint then glue this to the front of the name tag. Write the names in chalk or a chalk pen. This allows you to reuse the name place holder cards.
The next step is to glue the clay form with the name tag on it to the wooden base. I went ahead and painted the base in the same black chalk paint first. Ensure everything is centered.
This little project adds a bit of glitz and glam to your table and it did not cost much!
For other Easter crafts using clay please check out my Easter FridgeMagnets