Wooden Seating Cards

Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2004

Show your ingrained sense of style with seating cards crafted from paper-thin wood veneer. These inexpensive sheets are pliable enough to fold and cut easily into delicate shapes; the elegant graining makes a distinctive canvas for calligraphy. We used craft punches to create maple and birch leaves.

Wooden Seating Cards How-To
One 81/2-by-11-inch sheet of two-ply foldable wood veneer in short grain (running side to side) will make 4 tented cards. We used bird's-eye maple for cards and red cedar for leaves (aspen and basswood also work well). For cards, divide sheet into quadrants and cut with a utility knife and ruler; fold pieces in half. Use craft punches to cut leaves; attach with peel-and-stick glue dots. Write names on cards, table numbers on leaves.

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