Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder December 10, 2013

DIY | ornament place cards

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Are you looking to add a festive touch to your winter wedding or holiday party? We have a super fun and very simple christmasy project to share with you today! These yummy smelling, winter themed escort or place card ornaments are just the thing for your event!

how to make votive candles


  • kosher salt
  • clear plastic ornaments (ours are from Michael’s)
  • sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Sharpie metallic paint pen
  • tweezers
  • ribbon or twine

how to make votive candles

Start by drawing each name onto your ornaments. You can easily make these as escort cards; with the persons name and their table number – or place cards; at each place setting with just the name. Practice on paper first to make sure you have the sizing and font style correct.

how to make votive candles

Remove the top of the ornament and using a funnel fill the bottom with kosher salt.

how to make votive candles

Cut sprigs of fresh rosemary down to about 2″ sections… it smells so good!

how to make votive candles

Then place one sprig inside each ornament. You might need to use a pair of tweezers to get the sprig situated just right. Then replace the top of the ornament. **It’s best to add the rosemary only a day or two before your event, so that it’s fresh for your guests. 

how to make votive candles

Add a cute bow and you’re done! Simple + Sweet.

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Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // plastic square ornaments and Sharpie metallic paint pen : Michaels // kosher salt and rosemary sprigs: Ralphs // nail polish: Essie – Mint Apple

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