How-to Make Birch Place Cards

Go out on a limb and fashion a forest-inspired place card for each of your dinner guests this Christmas season! Cut a 3/4-in.-thick slice from a 1-1/2-in.-diameter birch branch. Drill a hole in the center with a 1/8-in. bit. Insert a juniper sprig into the drilled hole. With a 1-1/4-in.-high star paper punch, punch a star shape from a thin layer of birch bark or bark-patterned scrapbook paper. Use a black fine-line marker to write a guest’s name on the star. Glue the star to top of the juniper sprig.