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July 20, 2010

A Quick and Easy Project

Filed under: DIY — sashyjane @ 9:37 am

This little project is a cute and quick solution for placecards and a favor all in one.  I’ll post tomorrow about the party where they were used but for now, here’s a quick tutorial. 

For this project you’ll need:

  • a jar of jelly, preserves, marmalade, etc
  • placecards printed on heavy linen cardstock, cut long enough to wrap around the jar
  • coordinating ribbons, I used a wide 1.5 inch ribbon and a skinny coordinating ribbon
  • an Exacto knife
  • a cutting board
  • a straight edge
  • scissors
  • tape

Lay your placecard on the cutting board and level your straight edge where you’d like to frame the name. The ribbons will be tucked behind the placecard framing it on the front of the jar. Carefully cut a 1.5 inch slit in the placecard. Repeat on the other side of the name.

Next, place the skinny ribbon centered on top of the wide ribbon. Tape the edges together and wrap the tape around the raw edge.

Tuck the taped ribbon into one of the slits and secure it to the back of the card with another piece of tape.

Center the card on the front of the jar.

And secure on the back of the jar with a piece of tape.

Tape the other flap down as well.

Keeping the ribbons taut, wrap them around, covering the taped card and cut, leaving just a half inch of overhang past the other slit.

Tape the raw edges just like before.

Tuck the taped ribbon into the other slit on the front of the card (you’ll have to work it in gently)

Tie a piece of the coordinating ribbon around the top of the jar and viola! A simple placecard/party favor.



  1. Fun! Invite me!!:)

    Comment by mary katharine — July 20, 2010 @ 9:39 am

  2. Very cute idea!

    Comment by alessandraspeaks — July 20, 2010 @ 10:50 am

  3. Aaaahhh. That’s so clever and appealing.

    Comment by feefifoto — July 31, 2010 @ 10:11 am

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