DIY Colorful Wood Place Card Holders

Monday, September 21, 2020 Hampton, Virginia

Calling all modern romance lovers! Inspired by soft, yet bold colors, we're channeling our wedding or bridal shower vibes in this gorgeously simple DIY project meant to transform ordinary blank wood place card holders. With a few amazing wedding friends at the helm, we loved getting crafty in possibly the easiest DIY ever. Literally! These colorful wood stains make our DIY hearts sing with how simple they are in personalizing any wood blank you might have! Easy to use, easy to clean up, easy to love. Let's get started!

How to make easy colorful wood place card holders for a wedding or bridal shower

How to Make Fun and Modern Color-Stained Place Card Holders


Difficulty Level: Easy
Color Inspiration: Rose pink, golden honey, chambray, gray, and white


PROJECT MATERIALS
Blank/unpainted wood block place card holders
Americana Decor Color Stain (in Chambray, Golden Honey, and Rose)
Foam brush
Plastic gloves
• Cloth rag
Aluminum foil or surface protector
• Small plastic container

TABLE SETUP DETAILS
2"x3" (A8 size) cotton paper place cards
Gold flatware
• Floral centerpiece
White plates
• Modern floral watercolor napkins
Gold napkin rings
• Faded silver drinking glasses
• Silver chargers
Gauzy cheesecloth table runner
• Ghost chairs
• Gray dining table

Materials for making easy colorful wood place card holders for a wedding or bridal shower

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Set out all of your materials and lay down parchment paper or aluminum foil to protect your surfaces.

2. If your wooden place card holders have not been pre-sanded, give them a little sandpaper treatment to allow the color stain to best stain the wood. (Ours from Timber Rebirth were already prepped and ready for us!)

DIY modern wedding place card holders using DecoArt color stain

3. Lightly shake your color stain bottles well and pour a small amount at a time into your plastic container. You will want to paint in smooth strokes. The beauty about wood stain is that the natural grain of the wood comes through. If you would like a darker opacity, allow each layer to dry before additional layers. Using a cloth rag, wipe away excess color stain for an even dry.

Staining wood blocks with a fun color tips and ideas
Wedding ideas on how to use DecoArt color stain for DIY projects

PAINTING & CLEAN-UP TIPS:
This particular color stain formula by DecoArt is self-sealing, non-toxic, and water-based, so you don't need to do anything else once you have stained your place card holders! After you have finished your project, wash your sponge brush with soap and water for future use.

4. Once dry, place your paper place cards in the slots and set at your table!

Beautiful DIY colorful modern wedding or bridal shower place card holders using a fun color wood stain
Romantic modern wedding or bridal shower wooden place card holders with a chambray blue color
Gorgeous bride to be at the Historic Post Office for a romantic modern styled bridal shower table idea
Modern romantic bridal shower table setting ideas with colorful place card holder and textured flowers
Romantic modern wedding or bridal shower wooden place card holders with a golden honey color
Modern romantic bridal shower table setting ideas with colorful place card holder and textured flowers

Stay tuned for the entire modern romantic wedding shower inspiration from this photo shoot in November!

TUTORIAL CREDITS
Tutorial & Styling: Chelsea LaVere for Tidewater and Tulle | Photography: Gari-Ann Kia Photography | Venue: The Historic Post Office | Event Coordination: VIBEvents Group | Event Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals | Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Jahara Jennae | Wood Stain Paint: DecoArt | Calligraphy: J. Jennae Studios | Blank Wood Place Card Holders: Timber Rebirth via Etsy


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