Create stunning place settings with a few simple supplies and some wood slices

Assigning place settings with creative name markers at your next dinner party or brunch get-together sends a message that your guests are loved and that you’ve put thought into who will mix well with whom. This woodsy DIY harnesses a hefty dose of natural beauty to beckon guests to their carefully considered seats.
To create the country style of this DIY, you will bring together sweet, small flowers with rope twine. Guests will enjoy the charm of these personalized table brighteners that makes them feel treasured. Isn’t that what you want them to remember most?
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Materials
- Precut wood slice, about 3 1/2 inches in diameter
- Metallic marker
- Four or five small craft store flowers with bendable wire stems
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue gun sticks
- Two ½-inch pieces of thin rope twine
- Scissors
- Small wire cutter
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Instructions
1. Place the wood slice on your work surface.
2. Write your guest’s name in pretty script with the metallic marker in the upper right portion of the wooden disc.
3. Gather the small flowers and use one of the wire stems to join them together.
4. Apply a drop of glue to a point at the top portion of the bound stems. Lay an end of one of the twine pieces on top of the glue and let it set.
5. Wrap the rest of the piece of twine tightly around the stems, then wind the second piece of twine around the stems as well.
6. When you've fully wrapped the stem with twine, glue part of the other end to the rest of the wrapped twine. A bit of excess twine will remain.
7. Trim that end with the scissors.
8. Trim with the wire cutter any excess wire stem extending from the bottom of the wrapped twine.
9. Apply some glue to one side of the twine that’s wrapped around the stems of the bouquet.
10 Attach the bouquet to the wood slice. Place it left of center, so it’s positioned across from where the name is written.
11. Allow the glue to dry.
12. Your place setting marker is now ready for use to beautify your table.
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