Happy Friday!  Can’t believe we are already at Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas!


For Day 7, I chose to share an easy and cheap way to add a little fun to your Christmas mealsWinking smile

place holder diy

These fun label/place holders are quick, easy and so cheap!  They are a great way to dress up a table and make it look like you went to a lot of workWinking smile

Here’s how you can easily make your own:

2 by 4

Purchase 1 2×4 @ 8ft. long from your local hardware store.

cut blocks

This is the perfect saw for this project.  It is inexpensive and easy to use ~ great start if you are new to wood working!


Rustoleum heirloom white

I painted my blocks with a VERY favorite, Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint (2 coats).


distress edges

I use 80-grit sand paper in my 3M sanding block to distress the edges.


stain edges

After distressing, I follow-up with one coat of Rust-Oleum Early American Stain.  Apply a small amount with a foam brush and wipe away after 5 minutes.  (Tip:  stain will get all over the blocks when you wipe away and that is even better!)

card holders

These are the card holders I purchased and I love them!  I have ordered them several times for previous projects!

Now for the labelsWinking smile


These are so versatile and could be used all around the houseSmile

diy place holder

I love using them to label dishes for Christmas partiesWinking smile

label holders

or a cute display for the season!

diy label holders

And I think it makes a cute addition to a family photo!

The possibilities are ENDLESSWinking smile  Let your imagination go!

how to place holders


wooden place holders

I have added printables for all of the labels, that I made for myself, for your convenience!



Hope you love themSmile

We have teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to bring you this 12 Days Of Christmas! Make sure to check them all out!

And guess what??? You have found today’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Today’s winner will receive a set of these Wooden Block Label Holders, handmade by me. That’s not all! Our friends at Rust-Oleum wanted to get in on the fun as well!

They will also be giving the winner a full case of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White Spray Paint!

How fun! Follow the links below to get entered! We will be announcing our winner on Day 13 at our linky party! Let me know if you have any questions, and enter away!

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  1. Anyone find the card holders for cheaper? It’s $12.99 +$5 shipping for 10 of them. I want to get a lot to make Christmas presents!

  2. You always have the best posts. It’s actually things you will use (even in several different areas or ways) and not just stuff that will find it’s way to the garage. Merry Christmas!

  3. I love this idea! I can think of so many uses for this kind of craft! Plus… If I win this, I am going to paint the cabinets in my kitchen!

  4. Too bad I’m not on twitter, only one entry for me today. 🙁 But these are so adorable. Must go dig around in the garage for a 2×4. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Sandi:). I shared an Amazon link on the post. Those are the exact ones I purchased:)

      Sent from my iPad

  5. hello girls, i was thinking.. have yall ever held a meet and greet? im am so sure that a lot of your followers are texas based.. i will most def come!

  6. A CASE OF ANTIQUE WHITE SPRAY PAINT????? oh how my life would be complete if I won this…(along with that 500 million powerball I didnt win…only because I didnt play)
    I went to Lowes JUST yesterday looking for this and noooooo of course they didn’t have it when I wantfed to make a project…….sigh…so I had to use plain white. The horror. Lol