Today I’m very excited to bring you an easy wood Christmas tree place card holders DIY project! You can make a whole set of these in minutes! This is a quick and easy project that even your kids can help you with. It makes for a great DIY gift for teachers, for your neighbors, for your own tabletop décor – so many possibilities! If you’re hosting a party, make a few for your bar area or as label holders for the buffet. The customizing options are endless!
Let’s get this Christmas place card holders diy started! I used a piece of 3” scrap plywood (FREE!), but you can use a 1×4 board or any size that works for you.
Christmas Place Card Holders DIY – Let’s Cut to the Chase
First, make the cuts. Set your miter saw to 21 degrees. (Which is about how cold it was in my garage today, yeesh.) If your kids are helping, this is one part of the project you’ll probably want to handle with them well clear of the miter saw.
TIP: I made perfectly pointy trees, but it will be easier to make the place card slot if there is a tiny bit of flat edge on top.
Just keep flipping your board over to make the next tree.
Making a Place for Your Place Cards
Next, make a narrow cut about 1/2″ deep in the top for the place cards. A thinner blade is best, but just make a slightly deeper cut if you are using a hand saw or jigsaw that will leave a wider kerf.
Finishing Touches on Your Christmas Place Card Holders DIY
The final step before decorating is to sand the rough edges. A little easing of the edges makes all the difference.
Now for the decorating! My parents always told me I could do anything I put my mind to, but they lied when it comes to decorating things.
I’m sure yours will be much better, but this is the best I could do. I tried my best, mom and dad!
This easy Christmas Place Card Holders DIY project can be completed in less than an hour! I had my trees cut, sanded and stained/painted before my coffee was finished. Have fun! And save some cookies and mimosas for me!