Burlap Sack Place Cards

 Burlap Bags are not only totally adorable for gift-giving, but they work perfectly as place cards and tableware holders too!

Burlap Sack Place Cards | oldsaltfarm.com

I wanted something simple but elegant for our Thanksgiving table this year, and these Burlap Sack Place Cards are just the thing!  Not only can I use them as place cards, but also as tableware holders!  I love the practicality and adorability factors.  :)

 Burlap Sack Place Cards | oldsaltfarm.com

They are so fast & easy to put together–all you really have to do is stencil an initial or name on to the burlap bag, and then everything compiled.

You can find the burlap bags at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Joann Fabric, or perhaps at your local scrapbook or hobby store.  I cut out the initials of each member of our family on my Silhouette using stencil vinyl, then after applying the stencil to the bag, used brown craft paint to fill in the stencil.  Dabbing is very important when painting on burlap, and you don’t need much paint at all!

Once my paint was dry, I added the silverware and a fun gold polka dot straw to the bag, and tied it up with gold ribbon.

And the plates?  DOLLAR TREE!  This is my second set of Royal Norfolk plates from The Dollar Tree, and they are beautiful.  I can’t believe I only paid $1 each! What a bargain–and it doesn’t make me feel so bad if one of them gets broken!  The chargers came from Michael’s for about $1.50 on sale, and I love the gold with the burlap!

 Burlap Sack Place Cards | oldsaltfarm.com


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  1. I am sooo using this idea! My table won’t accommodate my whole family for Thanksgiving, so we’re scattered into several rooms at mealtime. This will be great for bundling up each set of silverware. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. What size bag did you use and is it a pullstring or were you able to find one without? I’m in a crunch!

    1. I don’t have them in front of me right now, but they are about 4-5 inches tall. It does have a pull string, but you could use them either way, since you could use ribbon to tie them shut. Hope this helps! good luck!

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