Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.
Today: A simple, modern DIY place setting for all the holidays coming your way this month.
The season for holiday party panic is upon us, but take a deep breath. We're going to get through this. Pour yourself a glass of Scotch, make a grocery list, and let's talk about decorations.
With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years within almost a month of one another, you may be mentally preparing yourself to host more than one party, but if you play your cards right, you can use a few simple decorations for all four of these holidays. These chevron placecards are simple and modern, and the wood-grain cardstock has a warm, homey feel that works for any holiday dinner. If you want to add a touch of green to your table, you can weave a sprig of rosemary, thyme, or holly through the slits. You can even repurpose the cutout chevron shapes to make a little paper garland, like I did.
1. Cut card stock into 3 x 3 1/2-inch rectangles and fold in half vertically.
2. Cut four diagonal slits in the fold side, each about 1/4 of an inch.
3. Write the names of your guests below the slits. Get ready to party!
Photos by Anna Hezel