Champagne Card Holder Instructions
This super easy craft uses Champagne corks to create card holders. You can make these in only a few minutes, and all you need is some Champagne corks!
Your aim is to create narrow slits across the wide, curved end of the cork. The flat "bottom" will serve as the base of each card holder. In the below image, the Pol Roget Champagne cork in the center is "upside down" to show you the difference between the two sides.
While you can use a knife (VERY carefully and preferably with leather gloves) we prefer the safer method. This involves a Dremel tool with a rotary cutting blade in it. Again, gloves are good because the blade can slip on the cork. Carefully create a slit across the curved top face of the cork - the face that is away from the Champagne when the cork is in the bottle.
You want the notch you cut to be deep enough to hold the card securely, so this will depend on the size of the card you are making. Also, you want the notch to angle slightly backwards, so the cards are viewable as people walk past the table. Do this for as many corks as you will need - usually four to six is plenty.
Now, cut rectangles of paper and put the name of each person or item on them. If you enjoy calligraphy, this can be the perfect time to pull out your pens. You can also print the names out on a regular printer and then cut the cards down once the printing is done. You can add small decorations or sequins onto the cards for effect.
So you can make place cards, for a formal dinner.
You can make a statement for peace by your candle holder.
Joy is always a lovely sentiment at any time of year.
If you're doing a buffet, you can create cards to indicate each type of food. If you've got a punch, you can list which is alcoholic and which is non-alcoholic.
The possibilities are endless! Enjoy!
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