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Dollar Store Feather and Wood Stem Place Cards

Who says elegance has to be expensive? Here is a creative and budget-friendly way to elevate your next dinner party, family gathering, or festive get together. I think these place cards would be perfect for Thanksgiving and that's what I'll be using mine for.

Beautiful faux feather and wood stem placecards in front of a chippy shabby chic frame with the words then sings my soul

Today, I'm sharing these charming DIY Dollar Tree place cards as part of a special Thrifty Style Team fall event. Be sure to head to the bottom of the post to see all of the other awesome shares by the rest of the team!

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Supplies

Overhead view of supplies used to make faux feather and wood stem place cards.

I purchased everything used to make these place cards (other than the paper clips) from my local Dollar Tree. I don't know if you've checked out their craft supplies lately but they have so much more than they used to and I ended up buying a lot of supplies and décor.

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  • floral garden mesh ribbon - I purchased two different colors but used only the lighter off-white colored one and have plenty of ribbon left for another craft or two
  • stitch ribbon - one spool (just a few inches were used for this craft
  • wood stems - one bag
  • grass with feathers - two stems
  • natural jute twine

Equipment

Wire Flush Cutters, 6-inch Ultra Sharp & Powerful Side Cutter Clippers
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Instructions

overhead in process view of the making of beautiful place cards using supplies from the dollar tree
faux feather with grass stem with bottom trimmed using wire cutters

First, separate one faux feather and grass bundle and use wire cutters to cut each stem. I can't think of a better description for this but if you do, please let me know!

hole drilled in center of wood stem for shabby chic place cards

Drill a 9/64 hole into the center (or thereabouts) of each wood stem. Do not drill a hole all the way through the stem.

hot glue placed on end of faux stem bundle for place cards

Do a 'dry run' and place the stem into the hole in the center of the wood stem trimming if necessary. Add a drop of hot glue to the base of the stem.

faux feather stem inserted into wood stem.

Place faux stem bundle into the wood stem.

mesh ribbon folded into fourths

Roll out enough mesh ribbon to wrap around the wood stem once and cut. Next, fold it into fourths.

mesh ribbon wrapped around base of place cards

Wrap the folded ribbon around the center of the wood stem and hold in place. You can also add a dab of glue if desired.

wood stem wrapped in mesh ribbon held in place with twine

Make a bow with twine around the center of the mesh ribbon.

stich ribbon covering the base of faux floral stems

Cut a small length of stich ribbon and wrap around the base of the stem to cover any 'green' that's showing. Glue in place with a small dab of hot glue.

three dollar tree place cards displayed on a piece of aged barn wood

You can leave the wood stems as is or unfold one side of a paper clip, place it into the base. Cut pieces of paper and add name to use as place cards.

Dollar Tree Place cards displayed on vintage barn wood

And there you have it! Super simple to make Dollar Tree Place Cards. I love the shabby chic rustic vibe....quick, easy, and cheap!

Thrifty fall home decor ideas

And now, for the shares from the rest of the Thrifty Style Team! Click the links to be taken to their inspirational décor.

Redhead Can Decorate - How to Make a Thrifty Dollar Store Fall Centerpiece for Your Coffee Table

Our Crafty Mom - Simple Fall Coffee Table Decor Styling Tips

The How to Home - Dollar Store Feather and Wood Stem Place Cards (You are here!)

DIY Beautify - 10 Fall Crafty DIYs to Make Now

Exquisitely Unremarkable - Decoupage Cake Stand Makeover

Simple Nature Décor - Coastal Fall Decorating Ideas

Songbird - Lavender Wreath

Zucchini Sisters - How to Make an Acorn Garland with Dollar Tree Items

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12 Comments

  1. What a charming idea and a lovely combination! I love those little wooden stems. I've seen them, but had no idea what to do with them. Now I'm going back to grab a package to decorate my fall table.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Kim! I have always seen them, too, and wondered what to do with them. I think I may buy another package because I have been sprinkling them throughout my house and I like the look.

  2. Mary Beth! I would have NEVER thought to use feathers for fall, I could kick myself! Not only is it brilliant, but so affordable, and beautiful!! You got my wheels turning!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you SO much, Julie! I love your style so I appreciate that I was able to inspire you. xo

  3. This is such a fun idea for Fall place cards Mary Beth! I love that everything came from Dollar Tree, they have really upped their game lately! Happy Fall my friend!!

  4. These are just lovely! What a great idea. I just might have to use your idea for our next diner party!

  5. These place card holders are so cute, Mary Beth! They're going to make your Thanksgiving table look so festive! Happy Fall 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Beth, and I just joined the party. I truly appreciate the invitation.

  6. Michelle Leslie says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous and so easy to customize for different occasions

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle, and yes to customizing them. 🙂

  7. Such a creative DIY, Mary Beth!
    We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared!
    Creatively, Beth