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{paper boat place cards}

{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

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80 Comments

  • Reply
    Paty
    Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 at 08:55 PM

    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…
    xoxo

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      Sandi
      Thursday October 31st, 2013 at 03:17 PM

      i dont get step #4.. help..

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    jbr
    Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 at 09:01 PM

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

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    Desiree @ The 36th Avenue
    Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 at 09:05 PM

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

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    Carly
    Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 at 09:11 PM

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

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    Randi~Dukes and Duchesses
    Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 at 10:52 PM

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

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    Seaweed and Raine
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    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

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    Gabi
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 06:24 AM

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

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    Sewandthecity
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    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!

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    Rachel W K
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 02:41 PM

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

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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    CBH
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 03:00 PM

    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.

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    Maggie
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 03:41 PM

    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
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/my-inner-baker-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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    Ashley@EisyMorgan
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 04:31 PM

    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!

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    Vivienne @ the V Spot
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 07:36 PM

    Cute! Pinned, tweeted & stumbled.

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    Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts
    Wednesday August 3rd, 2011 at 09:55 PM

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

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    Buttons in a cup mama
    Thursday August 4th, 2011 at 01:18 AM

    Really cool idea ! On my pinterest right now !

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    Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted
    Thursday August 4th, 2011 at 04:34 AM

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

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    Maureen
    Thursday August 4th, 2011 at 05:41 AM

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

    http://www.releasemecreations.com

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    poindextr
    Thursday August 4th, 2011 at 09:43 PM

    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

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    Michelle Paige
    Thursday August 4th, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    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:
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2011/03/birthday-boat-themed-breakfast.html

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    Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com
    Thursday August 4th, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Love these!

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    MariaS @ HandmadeLove
    Thursday August 4th, 2011 at 11:37 PM

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

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    How to Nest for Less
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    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

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    Sibylle
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 01:06 AM

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

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    Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 04:05 AM

    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….:)
    Tracy
    T.G.I.F. Linky Party at Craft Junkie Too

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    Shore Girl
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 02:06 PM

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

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    christini yogini
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 03:20 PM

    Super-duper cute!! Thanks for sharing these!

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    Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 04:24 PM

    These are amazing!! So cute!!

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    Carolyn
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 06:59 PM

    Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful boats today. Come grab a featured button if you'd like.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspiration-board-link-party-spotlight.html
    Have a great weekend! xxoo

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    Tasha Anderson
    Friday August 5th, 2011 at 08:16 PM

    Darling as always Vanessa! You float my boat:)
    Thanks for sharing the fun at Pinkalicious Thursday!
    XOXO,
    Tasha
    http://www.frugaliciousme.com

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    Sommer
    Saturday August 6th, 2011 at 04:44 PM

    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

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    AmieAnn
    Sunday August 7th, 2011 at 01:08 PM

    Awesome! Such a great idea and an adorable decoration!

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    Toni Bludworth
    Sunday August 7th, 2011 at 10:20 PM

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

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    Gina
    Monday August 8th, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    So cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

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    tousled day
    Monday August 8th, 2011 at 12:10 AM

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

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    Rachel
    Monday August 8th, 2011 at 01:38 AM

    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
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-3-craft-link.html

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    shopannies
    Monday August 8th, 2011 at 03:28 AM

    how cute and playful love them

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    Ashley J
    Monday August 8th, 2011 at 04:54 AM

    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

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    Andrea Brand . Charcoal and Crayons
    Monday August 8th, 2011 at 03:46 PM

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

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    Jamie
    Monday August 8th, 2011 at 06:43 PM

    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/

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    Holiday Snob
    Monday August 8th, 2011 at 07:09 PM

    Love! Amazing tutorial as well!

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    Audra @ The Kurtz Corner
    Tuesday August 9th, 2011 at 02:24 AM

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

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

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    Jill
    Tuesday August 9th, 2011 at 03:05 AM

    What a fabulously cute idea!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Tanya Anurag
    Tuesday August 9th, 2011 at 01:54 PM

    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.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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    Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb
    Wednesday August 10th, 2011 at 04:10 AM

    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!

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    The Tootsie Wootsie
    Wednesday August 10th, 2011 at 05:05 AM

    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

    http://www.thetootsiewootsie.com/2011/08/woot-woot-party-5.html

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    Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com
    Wednesday August 10th, 2011 at 05:49 AM

    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!

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    Erica
    Wednesday August 10th, 2011 at 06:55 PM

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

    http://doodlesanddoilies.blogspot.com

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    www.designgivesback.com
    Thursday August 11th, 2011 at 05:14 AM

    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!

    Love,

    Sherry, The DGB Team

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    Tasha Anderson
    Thursday August 11th, 2011 at 04:41 PM

    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!
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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    Desiree @ The 36th Avenue
    Thursday August 11th, 2011 at 06:05 PM

    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!

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    Kara
    Thursday August 11th, 2011 at 06:24 PM

    very cute! I'll be following along!

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    Ginger@gingersnapcrafts
    Thursday August 11th, 2011 at 08:19 PM

    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. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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    Tanya Anurag
    Thursday August 11th, 2011 at 09:15 PM

    Thanks for linking. The party for this week – Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner – is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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    ~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation
    Friday August 12th, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    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!
    ~Iffy~

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    Jami
    Saturday August 13th, 2011 at 06:03 PM

    Adorable! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    Cassie
    Saturday August 13th, 2011 at 10:21 PM

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

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    Nathalie
    Sunday August 14th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

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

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    Kristy
    Sunday August 14th, 2011 at 01:41 PM

    These are so cute! I must pin it!

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    Leslie
    Tuesday August 16th, 2011 at 04:28 AM

    So stinking adorable! Pinning now!

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    Sewandthecity
    Friday August 19th, 2011 at 11:20 AM

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

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    april@gingerbread
    Saturday August 20th, 2011 at 03:30 AM

    dude this is pretty much fantastic!!! Thank you! I love it!
    I hope you will link up here!
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/08/sweet-saturday-v1.html

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    Sewandthecity
    Tuesday August 23rd, 2011 at 09:46 AM

    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!

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    handmadecreativity
    Saturday August 27th, 2011 at 07:58 AM

    Hi, I'm Taced from Italy. I linked your post here.
    http://milleideeperunafesta.blogspot.com/2011/08/mare-segnaposti-barchetta.html

    Thank you for the tutorial!
    Hugs, Taced

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    Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea
    Friday September 16th, 2011 at 05:03 PM

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

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    Carrie
    Monday October 17th, 2011 at 05:20 AM

    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!

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    Jamie
    Saturday August 11th, 2012 at 06:29 AM

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

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    Nicole
    Wednesday September 12th, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    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!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday September 13th, 2012 at 10:40 PM

      Thank you so much, Nicole! So happy to hear you love the place cards! ;)
      Let me know how your friend likes them at the baby shower!
      xo! Vanessa

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    malia
    Monday October 1st, 2012 at 03:04 AM

    Hey Vanessa, These are really special and wonderful! Thanks for the really great tutorial. xo

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday October 1st, 2012 at 08:32 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Malia! :)
      I hope you’re having a great start into the new week!
      XO! Vanessa

      PS: Did you receive the screenshots I sent over last week? :)

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    Leah
    Tuesday April 16th, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    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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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday April 18th, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Hey Leah!
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)
      I updated the link and you should be able to view and download the PDF now.
      Have a wonderful week and fun making the boats with your school kids!
      XO’s from Germany,
      Vanessa

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