Haystack Place Cards

With Autumn finally here…many of you will be gearing up for the Fall Holidays. Thanksgiving, anyone? 

 It’s one of my own personal favorite holidays…food, family and friends…it doesn’t get much better than that. 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some great holiday projects from you and ideas posted in our Flickr Group, our Design Team and more! 

To get us started, we thought we would ‘revive’ a post that we created a couple years ago…

 We thought you might be planning a holiday party, so we wanted to share an adorable way to dress up your holiday table with…

Mini Hay Bundle Name Place Cards


 Wouldn’t they look adorable sitting at each place setting on your table set up for Thanksgiving dinner?! 

The best part is…

 They are super easy to make!

 To create each hay bundle, you’ll just need two 4.5″ x 12″ pieces of card stock. We used Core’dinations paper in Tulip {Essentials Collection} & Burnt Sugar {Vintage Collection}.

Then, you’ll just need to score two lines down the center of the card stock – leaving about a 1 inch gap between the two lines to create the “center” of the hay bundle. You’ll then cut about 1/4″ slits on either side of the “center” of the hay bundle until you reach the center of it. Please see diagram below for easy instructions…


If you don’t mind a “thinner” style hay bundle, you could easily use Fringe Scissors to create the same effect without having to make individual cuts to create the “hay”.

Then just roll the fringed card stock into a tube, secure the end with tape or glue (we used Tombow Permanent Adhesive Tape). Wrap baker’s twine around the center (middle) of the hay bundle and attach a small name tag with twine to the center.

We printed names on card stock (but you could also easily use alphabet stamps), then used a mini gift tag paper punch to punch out the names. 

 Be sure to fan out the hay bundles to create a fun, finished look!

Recipe for creating these Hay Bundle Place Cards:

2 sheets of Card Stock (each measure 4.5″ x 12″)

Adhesive (double sided tape or adhesive runner works best)

Baker’s Twine – we used our twine in Marigold, Cappuccino and Mandarin

Mini Gift Tags


Bone Folder (used to create the score lines)


We hope you enjoyed this fun, holiday-esque idea for Fall! 


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