How to Make a Tent Card

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How to Make a Tent Card
Tent cards make dinners look special. (Oriental place setting with blank card for your text image by Sophia Winters from

Tent cards make a dinner special when used as place cards. Place tent cards on tables without tacking them up. Since they stand on their own, they can easily be used anywhere. A decorated tent card makes a good keepsake to help guests commemorate a special occasion. Use large tent cards as instructional placards to guide guests or display a menu or other information. Make your own tent cards with quality white card stock and some calligraphy pens.

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Things you need

  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sharp scissors

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  1. 1

    Lay the card stock on a clean, flat surface.

  2. 2

    Measure an area of card stock that is 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. Mark the outline with the ruler and pencil for straight seams.

  3. 3

    Cut out the area with sharp scissors.

  4. 4

    Fold the rectangle in half, making two equal cards of 3 inches each.

  5. 5

    Write the guest's name on one side of the card stock with a calligraphy pen. Write it in pencil first if you want to test your writing.

  6. 6

    Stand the card up at the place setting.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a printer instead of a calligraphy pen. Print the text then cut it out.

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