Place cards are something I tend to forget about until the last minute every holiday. These simple and easy place cards are super quick to put together, so even the most disorganized hostess among us can slot in tossing these together the day of a party. Bonus, they put otherwise-tossed toilet paper tubes to adorable use. What’s not to love?
toilet paper tubes
black acrylic paint
silver acrylic paint
black construction paper or cardstock
pencil with eraser
Paint your toilet paper tubes black all over and let dry to start.
Create bat ears by flattening one end of a tube, folding down one side of the tube, and then the other.
Using an x-acto knift, carve a small fang shape into the eraser of a pencil. Stamp two fangs onto each TP tube with your mini stamp. Let dry.
Cut several pieces of black paper into mustache shapes. (Or buy some pre-cut mustaches at the store like I did because I’m way lazy, ha!)
Cut each mustache in half, fold a little lip on the widest edge of the mustache, and glue two wings on to each bat. I really recommend super glue since it dries almost immediately when gluing paper to paper. Just don’t stick the wing in the wrong place if you’re using super glue – you’ve only got one shot with that stuff.
Here is a herd of my bats. To convert them into place cards, use your x-acto knife to cut along the bottom edges of each fang.
To finish, just add your guests’ names to pieces of paper and slot them into each bat’s teeth. Cute and simple!
A version of this tutorial was originally shared at The Good Weekly.