These place cards featuring paper punched pine cones are easy to make in a variety of designs perfect for any season and can be left plain for a rustic look, or can be customized and embellished with glitter for festive occasions.
Place cards can be made on folded paper so they can stand upright, or make them on a single piece of paper and display them propped on a pine cone as shown.
Card stock paper, any color (I used white)
Snowflake paper punches (optional)
Glitter glue (optional)
Cut the card stock paper to the desired size. Mine were about 4 inches square before folding, but you can also use a 2×4 inch size if you don’t want a folded card.
Arrange the pine boughs until you get the desired look. Try layering them and make sure they’re centered on the card. I used 2-3 pieces on each side of the card, but you could layer more if you want a fuller look.
Once you have the arrangement you want, gently lift each piece and add some glue to the back to fasten them down. I wanted a 3D look, so I glued only the tops of each branch so the bottom would stand out.
Decide whether you want a single pine cone or a cluster, and glue them in place once you’ve centered and arranged them.
For a finishing touch, you can add tiny snowflakes, or try layering different snowflake shapes. You can also decorate with glitter glue if you want to add some sparkle.
Although this idea is for place cards, you could adapt this idea for handmade cards or even bookmarks.