{paper boat place cards}

August 2, 2011

{paper boat place cards}

Make your own place cards with these cute paper boats!

What you’ll need:

  • wrapping paper or regular paper in letter size or A4 (if you use paper that is colored pretty on one side only, you’ll need to double the size of the paper and fold it in half first)
  • twine
  • wooden skewers
  • scissors
  • pen


{paper boats place cards}


How to:
click to view template as PDF

I’m partying here

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  1. They are so lovelies, aren’t they?
    I did them last year, to my son’s party… but like centerpieces…
    I wrote his name in the flag…

  2. So cute a festive. I’ve pinned it on my craft board.

  3. Desiree @ The 36th Avenue says:

    Pinning right NOW!
    A D O R A B L E !

  4. cute idea, I bet you could do this with scrap booking paper too.

  5. Randi~Dukes and Duchesses says:

    Absolutely adorable. I love them so much. Just pinned them and I definitely plan to make them for an upcoming party!

  6. Seaweed and Raine says:

    They are very, very cool! I used to make those oragami boats with my Dad, and have made a few for my little boys to float… now I have a new use for them — hello nautical party! :) Thank you!
    S&R xo

  7. …sooo eine hübsche Idee, hach und das als Rot-Fan ;O)
    Liebe Grüße

  8. Sewandthecity says:

    Hi, just joined your blog as it is fabulous! I can’t take to have a minute of silence and have a good browse around!

  9. Rachel W K says:

    This is such a cute idea, thank you for the printable! I’m a new follower! :)

    –rachel w k

  10. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Aug. 03, 2011. Thanks again.

  11. what a fun way to display place setting…
    I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
    Have a great week,

  12. Ashley@EisyMorgan says:

    What a great tutorial! These are adorable. Would love for you to share them at my party HERE if you get a chance! Have a great Wed!

  13. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    Cute! Pinned, tweeted & stumbled.

  14. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says:

    thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday — I featured you today!! — Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  15. Buttons in a cup mama says:

    Really cool idea ! On my pinterest right now !

  16. Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted says:

    So cute! Now I wish I had a reason to throw a nautical themed party!

  17. These are adorable!!!
    And I love your blog. Found you on My Girlish Whims Link Party.


  18. poindextr says:

    Hi Vanessa, visiting from Pinkalicious Thursday :) These little boats are completely adorable. I absolutely love making a creative place setting — clever you!! love it! xo Diane

  19. Michelle Paige says:

    Fabulous! We’ve done a few boat themed/nautical themed parties, but have new used bright wrapping paper and have never added the pennant flag! Yours are adorable! We once had mini paper boats floating in water at each place setting… check it out:

  20. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com says:

    Love these!

  21. MariaS @ HandmadeLove says:

    What a GREAT idea! I love it love it love it!!!!! Bookmarking it — thank you for sharing!

  22. How to Nest for Less says:

    LOVE THIS! I’m featuring it on my blog tomorrow along with my other Favorites of the Week! Hope you can stop by. http://www.howtonestforless.com

  23. ohhh so cute again!!!! love the boats!!!

  24. Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com says:

    Hopping over from Ladybug Blessings linky party….
    What a wonderful crafty project :)
    I’d like to invite you to link your projects up at my weekly linking party at Craft Junkie Too. We’d love to have fabulous projects to share….:)
    T.G.I.F. Linky Party at Craft Junkie Too

  25. Shore Girl says:

    So, so cute! They’d make great place card for and end of the summer party!

  26. christini yogini says:

    Super-duper cute!! Thanks for sharing these!

  27. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    These are amazing!! So cute!!

  28. Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful boats today. Come grab a featured button if you’d like.
    Have a great weekend! xxoo

  29. Tasha Anderson says:

    Darling as always Vanessa! You float my boat:)
    Thanks for sharing the fun at Pinkalicious Thursday!

  30. These are wonderful! I love the overall concept. So different! I hope you will come show this off at my VIP Party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

  31. Awesome! Such a great idea and an adorable decoration!

  32. Toni Bludworth says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! so great for a summer party!

  33. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

  34. tousled day says:

    Great idea. I’m going to make the boat with napkin.

  35. Love it! The step by step picture is so helpful.
    I would love it if you would stop by and link this up to the crafty link party going on now at Lines Across My Face.
    :) Rachel

  36. shopannies says:

    how cute and playful love them

  37. Ashley J says:

    Vanessa… These are SOOO darling! I absolutely love them! I love anything with boats and anything with stripes and polka dots! I need to have a party now so I can copy these!!! Great job!

    xoxo, Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

  38. Andrea Brand . Charcoal and Crayons says:

    These are absolutely wonderful! I love the polka dot paper and the bunting is adorable. Thanks for sharing such a great little project!

  39. ADORABLE!! I love the paper you used. If you get a chance I would love you to link your boats up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  40. Holiday Snob says:

    Love! Amazing tutorial as well!

  41. Audra @ The Kurtz Corner says:

    This is such a cute idea! I’d love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party!


  42. What a fabulously cute idea!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  43. Tanya Anurag says:

    Nice idea. Those boats bring back some childhood memories :) Thanks for sharing.

    I am hosting my first link-up party — Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. See ya at the party.


  44. Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb says:

    I ove to see patterns mixed together. I am going to put this in my pinterest. I would love it if you shared this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would make a great addition to the link party!

  45. The Tootsie Wootsie says:

    Oh wow! What a darling idea! how sweet are these boats and especially the one with the little banner!

    Come link and party at my woot woot wednesdays @ thetootsiewootsie.com


  46. Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com says:

    These are so cute!!! I may have to make a pirate boat version for a pirate Halloween party. Thanks for the inspiration! Thank you also for linking up and partying at Home Savvy A to Z this week!

  47. Super cute! I love it! Just stopping in from Once Upon a Weekend blog hop. Hope you stop by.


  48. www.designgivesback.com says:

    Very nifty idea and looks easy too, I love it! I hope you can join Design Gives Back for our Miracle Makeover reveal August 12–18 at http://www.designgivesback.com. I hope to see you there!


    Sherry, The DGB Team

  49. Tasha Anderson says:

    Hey Vanessa
    Your paper boats were one of the most viewed links last week at Pinkalicious Thursday and I featured it today on my blog!
    Hope you will stop by and play again!

  50. Desiree @ The 36th Avenue says:

    Hey beYOUtiful…

    I just want to let you know that I’ll be featuring your adorable idea tomorrow on my blog…

    Have a great day!

  51. very cute! I’ll be following along!

  52. Ginger@gingersnapcrafts says:

    Featuring YOU over on my blog today! Love this! :) Thank you for linking up to my {wow me} wednesday party last week. Feel free to come grab a featured button. :)


  53. Tanya Anurag says:

    Thanks for linking. The party for this week — Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner — is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.

  54. ~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation says:

    Hi there! Thank you so much for linking this up last week to My Favorite Things Friday Party last week. You are in MY Stay At Home Nation Spotlight this week! Grab a button & thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!

  55. Adorable! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  56. This is such a fabulous project! We featured you today at Paper Issues! http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/08/boat-place-cards.html

  57. Just came over from Paper Issues to tell you how much I love this little project!!!

  58. These are so cute! I must pin it!

  59. So stinking adorable! Pinning now!

  60. Sewandthecity says:

    I really really like this and I pinned it on my Board!

  61. april@gingerbread says:

    dude this is pretty much fantastic!!! Thank you! I love it!
    I hope you will link up here!

  62. Sewandthecity says:

    Hi Vanessa, this is our second time in Germany. We moved back from London in January this year. I’m still trying to embrace my life here and unfortunately my German is still at level – terrible. Hope you had a lovely time in Amsterdam!

  63. handmadecreativity says:

    Hi, I’m Taced from Italy. I linked your post here.

    Thank you for the tutorial!
    Hugs, Taced

  64. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says:

    Hi, I love this idea-I’m a new follower. Cheers

  65. These are awesome! My family owns a boat dealership (we’re 3rd generation), and I’m a sucker for anything nautical! My fam will love this too!

  66. I adore this! I’ve Pin’d it. :) Thank you!

  67. I love this idea! I found it on Pinterest and repinned it myself. I can’t wait to make these for my friend’s nautical themed baby shower!
    Nicole recently posted..Honeymoon Fund JarMy Profile

  68. Hey Vanessa, These are really special and wonderful! Thanks for the really great tutorial. xo
    malia recently posted..A Mercy Watson Birthday PartyMy Profile

  69. Hi Vanessa — I am going to make these darling boats at our school Arts Night. but I am having trouble downloading the PDF. Is the link still available., I would really like the directions for parents. Thanks so much for sharing!


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