Washi Tape & Cork Place Card Holders


I was recently given a big bag of corks (Thanks, Megan!), and have started the fun process of coming up with things to create with them.  My first DIY with these corks is this set of place card holders.  These little beauties are fast and easy to make, and require few materials.  What’s not to love?


Getting back to my bag ‘o corks, some of the corks are “natural” and some of them are made from foam and plastic.  Today’s project is made with the latter – the synthetic corks.  I found them to be more symmetrical, and therefore easier to wrap with the washi tape.  Washi tape is easy to work with, since it’s easy to peel up and straighten, and the color, pattern, and mix-n-match possibilities are endless!




Synthetic corks
Washi tape
Xacto Blade


  1. Wrap Washi tape around the cork.  The corks I used allowed for three “rows” of tape to be laid out next to each other, with a wee bit of overlap. You can use all one color, as I did on most of my corks, or mix and match, like I did on my black, white, and silver cork.
  2. Cut across the top middle of your cork with  your Xacto blade.  The cut should go all the way across the top, as shown, and should extend downward into the cork so the placecard can be slid down into the cork about 1/4 of an inch.
  3. Prepare the cards you’ll be displaying and carefully inset them into the cut foam slit. Make sure they’re centered so they don’t tip over.
Not only are these super fast and easy holders perfect for place cards, they’re also great for labeling food and dessert platters.  You might also consider using them to hold cherished photos.
Questions?  Comments?  I’d love to hear from you, dear readers.  Happy washi taping!
Warm regards,
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  1. Posted December 13, 2012 at 11:56 am by Jo Murray | Permalink

    Melody, that is SUCH a great idea. I’ll start working on some immediately for the Christmas Festivities. Happy Christmas to you…and thanks.

  2. Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you! I’m so glad you like this project and that you’ll be making some washi/cork place card holders of your own. Merry Christmas! :]

  3. Posted December 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm by Carol | Permalink

    Thanks, Melody, I’ll be making some for our Christmas dinner – to identify vegan, vegetarian or other specialities. I do hope your recouperation is going well. All the best for Christmas and the coming year! Carol

  4. Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm by Melody | Permalink

    You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you found this post helpful. I love that my DIY will be a part of your holiday celebration. :] Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the New Year!