Ribbon Table Name Place Cards

How to make colorful dinner table place cards that become favors for your guests to take home and keep.

ribbon and glass tile dinner table place cards

To create a spring vibe for my Easter table setting I made colorful dinner table place cards.

For previous holidays I used similar Scrabble board tiles to make Thanksgiving place cards and Christmas place cards.

Easter-Place-cards made using ribbon and alphabet tiles

These place cards are very easy to make in about 20 minutes.

I made mine using a different ribbon for each place setting, but you can use all the same ribbon.

After your dinner party, your guests will smile when you give each of them their place card as a party favor.

How to Make Alphabet & Ribbon Place Cards


supplies needed:

  • Ribbon
  • Glass alphabet tiles
  • Hot glue or Glue Dots
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Optional: Repositionable craft stick
  1. Find the alphabet letters you need for each name and set aside.
  2. Cut the ribbon you need into 8″ long pieces.

3. Find the center of ribbon and place a tiny mark with a pencil.


4. For each name, find the center letter. This letter needs to be glued on first, then finish by adding on the other letters in the name to each side of the center letter. Doing this will ensure the name is centered on the ribbon.

Decorating-with-ribbon-scraps to make place cards

Note: If the name has an even number of letters, place the center two letters on the ribbon with the space between them right on the center point on the ribbon.

5. Use hot glue to attach each tile to the ribbon for a permanent bond. If you only want a temporary bond, use a repositionable craft stick.

How to Notch Cut the Ends of Ribbon

line drawing showing how to notch the end of ribbon
  1. While holding the ribbon in one hand, fold one end of the ribbon in half lengthwise so the folded side is on the top.
  2. Using a sharp pair of scissors, snip end of ribbon on an angle. Starting at the bottom of the open side of the folded end – angle to cut off a triangle shape as shown above.

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  1. Love these ideas for place cards – and that no sew tablecloth is great!

  2. Cindy Lyon says:

    The ribbon place cards are adorable! I won’t be needing place cards this year since my daughter-in-law and son will be hosting Easter brunch but I think I’ll make some tissue paper flowers for my home just for the fun of it. :)
    As for my spring decorating, I am currently infatuated with apothecary jars and have a few filled with faux eggs, bird nests, and terrarium plants along side a few bird and bunny figurines.

  3. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    Oh gosh I love everything….. your polka dots, the place cards are 10 + and I do love the napkins. Every tiny detail is just so perfect.

    Oil cloth is so very merry too.

  4. Jolene Barker says:

    Love your motto!! And the polka dots!!!! And I love the idea of attaching letters to ribbon in a non-permanent way. I could use that concept when decorating our church house for different seasons.

  5. These are such a great idea for a spring or summer gathering! Thanks for sharing!!