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Holiday Easel: For Place Cards and more!

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Holiday EaselOn the eighth day of Christmas I made a handmade holiday easel….I know, this sounds kind of funny, but sometimes your crafting brain takes you funny places!  Since I am hosting Christmas dinner, these fun DIY holiday easels will be a fun addition to my holiday tablescape!

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Holiday Easel with Wine saying

These easels are so quick and easy, and in my case I had everything on hand – the perfect kind of craft project!  They look adorable as little place card holders and go great with my Christmas bird china.  I also made a larger one which makes a great holder for a fun Christmas saying or a beautiful holiday card!

Holiday Easel Place Card Holders

Supplies Needed:

  • Twigs!  I found mine in our back yard!
  • Twine or thin ribbon
  • Gold paint
  • Cording
  • Thin wire
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Hot glue gun

Holiday Easel Supplies Needed

Step 1:  Assemble your easel.  Cut four branches around 4″ each.  I used thin green cording, from my gift wrapping stash, to tie the branches together.  I used a bit of hot glue to initially hold them together while I tied them.

Step 2:  Paint the easel gold.

Step 3:  Create the red bow using cording and wire.  First I pulled out the inside of the cording, just leaving the red tube.  I pushed thin wire through the empty cording.  I tied a bow and used the needle nose pliers to curl the ends of the bow into curls.  Lastly, I hot glued the bow to the easel and I was all finished!

Holiday Easel cording bow

Holiday Easel

Holiday Easel

Holiday Place Card Easel

Holiday Place Card Easel

 

Holiday Easle

Holiday Easel with Wreath

Supplies Needed:

  • Twigs! I found mine in our back yard!
  • Twine or thin ribbon
  • Gold pain
  • Cording
  • Thin wire
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Garland Twist Ties Faux Evergreen
  • Red beads

Holiday Easel

Step 1: Assemble your easel. Cut three branches around 9″ each, and one branch (the easel ledge) around 7″.  I used thin green cording, from my gift wrapping stash, to tie the branches together. I used a bit of hot glue to initially hold them together while I tied them.

Step 2:  (Optional).  Paint easel gold.  I decided to keep mine natural and didn’t paint it.

Step 3:  Create the wreath.  Twist two garland ties together to form a circle wreath.  I added berries by threading three red beads on a wire and twisting it around the wreath in several places.  Hot glue the wreath to the easel.  I tried to hot glue in as few places as possible so I could fit a card in-between the wreath and easel.

Step 3: Create the red bow using cording and wire. First I pulled out the inside of the cording, just leaving the red tube. I pushed thin wire through the empty cording. I tied a bow and used the needle nose pliers to curl the ends of the bow into curls. Lastly, I hot glued the bow to the wreath and I was all finished! (Pictures of these steps above!)

Holiday Easel

Holiday Easel

Holiday Easel

Holiday Easel wine bar

I love these easels – they add a huge festive touch to our house and were quick to create!  In my case I was able to make both of these in one nap which made me feel super productive!  Later on, I made more of the mini gold easels so I’d have enough place card holders for my table.  I’ll be back tomorrow with day 9 of “12 Days of a Handmade Christmas”!

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