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pom pom place card holder


Today I wanted to show you guys how I made our DIY Place Card Holders. A cheap and easy DIY that you can use to fit so many different wedding themes! Hope you enjoy it.


the tools you'll need


First, the tools you'll need: some wire (I used steel wire, 19 gauge. It was about $4 for a 50 ft roll from the hardware store and it was way more than I needed for 40 place card holders), some pliers, some wire cutters, and something to roll the wire around. I used a paint brush.




1. After cutting the wire (about 3-4 inches) Use your hands to get the wrap the wire around the paintbrush a little bit to get it started.

2. Use the pliers to wrap it tightly around. Wrap it around at least twice.

3. Use the pliers to push that last little end around tightly, adjust as necessary and pinch the wrapped wire closer together.

4. After taking it off, hold the pliers in the center and pull the long part down to finish it off.
After that your wire should look like this:




Once you get the hang of it you can make one in 2-4 minutes. Now you can take your bent wire and stick it into something that goes with your theme! For us, that was pom poms:



Note the bottom yellow pom pom: if what you're sticking the wire into is round or can't stand up on it's own, you'll have to make it a “foot.” There's no real trick or art to this part, and probably no one will see it, so just bend the wire into a triangle or square until your place card holder is standing.



Whatever little paper cards you make for your place cards slide right into those little circles you made.


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About Amber

Amber is a preschool teacher and undergrad student studying Early Childhood and Families. She met her future husband John in 2009 and they connected and fell in love in nature, while finding the balance between traveling and being home bodies. When she's not working, studying, or wedding planning, she can be found treasure hunting at thrift stores, drawing, reading, hiking and camping.

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  • These are really cute! I like this idea a lot, especially the wine corks because I have a ton of those sitting around.

    • Right? I didn’t realize how much wine I drank until I starting keeping corks, thinking “I could do something with these some day”….now I just have a ton of corks sitting in mason jars…

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