DIY Geometric Place Card Holders

DIY geometric place card holders

DIY geometric place card holders

I really love all of the geometric shapes that are popular right now, but I wanted a way to use them that isn’t totally over done. Initially I thought of making geo planters, but somehow I settled on place card holders (I think it was sheer laziness, but don’t tell). I’m also still into the whole dipped trend too, I don’t know if that qualifies me as obsessive or not, but I combined the two anyways! Here’s how you can make your own with oven-bake clay and a little paint (or if you’re feeling lazy too, you can just buy mine)–

Materials:

  • Oven-bake clay
  • Clay knife/exacto knife
  • Wax paper
  • Paint color of choice
  • Wet/dry sandpaper (optional)
DIY geometric place card holders
1 | Form the clay into smooth equally sized balls for the number of holders you need. I made mine about two inches in size.
2 | Use a smooth edged knife to randomly cut sections/facets from the ball of clay.
3 | Bake the geos according to your specific clay instructions.
4| If you’re kind of a perfectionist, you can use wet/dry sandpaper to smooth the sides (I use water to keep the dust down). Then dip the bottoms in all-purpose paint and let them dry!
DIY geometric place card holders
I’m totally in love with the mint and gold color combo right now! What do you think, is this a project you would try? The possibilities are endless really: earrings, necklaces, place card holders, planters, general decor…
DIY geometric place card holders

 

DIY Geometric Place Card Holders

DIY geometric place card holders

DIY geometric place card holders

I really love all of the geometric shapes that are popular right now, but I wanted a way to use them that isn’t totally over done. Initially I thought of making geo planters, but somehow I settled on place card holders (I think it was sheer laziness, but don’t tell). I’m also still into the whole dipped trend too, I don’t know if that qualifies me as obsessive or not, but I combined the two anyways! Here’s how you can make your own with oven-bake clay and a little paint (or if you’re feeling lazy too, you can just buy mine)–

Materials:

  • Oven-bake clay
  • Clay knife/exacto knife
  • Wax paper
  • Paint color of choice
  • Wet/dry sandpaper (optional)
DIY geometric place card holders
1 | Form the clay into smooth equally sized balls for the number of holders you need. I made mine about two inches in size.
2 | Use a smooth edged knife to randomly cut sections/facets from the ball of clay.
3 | Bake the geos according to your specific clay instructions.
4| If you’re kind of a perfectionist, you can use wet/dry sandpaper to smooth the sides (I use water to keep the dust down). Then dip the bottoms in all-purpose paint and let them dry!
DIY geometric place card holders
I’m totally in love with the mint and gold color combo right now! What do you think, is this a project you would try? The possibilities are endless really: earrings, necklaces, place card holders, planters, general decor…
DIY geometric place card holders

 

Comments

  • Gloria

    09.21.12

    I want to throw a dinner party just so I can make these! Too cute!

  • Kim

    09.21.12

    LOVE!

  • livvy_108

    09.21.12

    I love the geometric trend, this is a cool idea

  • Stephanie

    09.21.12

    Now those are just too fancy. love.

  • Erin

    04.21.16

    Love these so much! How much clay do you think I need to make 100 of these? Would 8 pounds suffice? Thanks!

    • Ashley said:

      it depends on how small or large you make them! :)