I’m always looking for ways to enhance the setting of a table. For me a pretty table tells your family and friends that time and effort went into every little detail. I like the use of a place card – a little detail – but tells your guest they are special. Of course store-bought ones are good but homemade says welcome, so glad you could be here. I’ve used all kinds of items around the house as place card holders (mushrooms, corks, names written on leaves, tags etc) but these whimsical chairs have to be my favorite and are easy to make!
Don’t try to straighten out the wire as you want to keep a bend to help form the back of the chair. Take one end of the wire and twist it around one of the legs near the cap (needle-nose pliers work best here). Do the same for the other side. Fiddle with the wire to make it look like a back to a chair. Keep in min it doesn’t have to be perfect.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: Aren’t these adorable? Look on the web for free printable name cards. If you like the one I used, click here. If you don’t drink sparkling wine or champagne you can always ask your local wine cellar if they would save the cages when they offer champagne tastings. Enjoy!