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Family Friendly DIY Spring Placecard Holder

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Want a family-friendly DIY spring placecard holder?  This spring or Easter mod podge pot placecard holder is easy to make and super affordable!

easter mod podge pot placecard holder with succulent

Today I’m so blessed to be joining a group of my blogging friends for the Easter’s On Its Way blog hop celebration hosted by the wonderful Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home!easter mod podge pot placecard holder banner

If you are visiting by way of Itsy Bits and Pieces, welcome!  Linda has a beautiful blog with all things vintage and her style is lovely, especially for spring and Easter!

If you are part of the MWA fam, so glad to see you today and thank you for dropping in. This blog wouldn’t be here without you, and I just want to say ‘thank you’!

Ya’ll be sure to visit each of the bloggers sharing their ‘joy’ with you today.  The links are at the end of this post!

We have a fast and fabulous DIY that I think you’re going to love!


Easter may have a completely different look for some of us this year.  So, why not do what I did and create something pretty for your table with this family-friendly #stayhome tablescape craft!

Today’s post is going to be a quick and easy one, so let’s get to it!

My Inspiration

The inspiration for my Easter mod podge pot placecard came from my dear friend, Crissy from First Day of Home.  I had seen a decoupage pot in the background of one of Crissy’s photos, and I asked her if she had a DIY for it.  Her large decoupage outdoor pots are lovely, don’t you agree?

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What You’ll Need

You only need a few items to make these spring or Easter Mod Podge terra cotta pot placecard holders (that’s just a mouthful, isn’t it?)

How to Make Spring Decoupage Placecard Holders

These really are quite easy to make!

  • Paint your terra cotta pots 2-3 times each. (I didn’t paint the bottoms and only painted a little inside the rim of the pots.)
  • Separate your napkins by gently pulling the top layer from the bottom layer. You only want to use the printed ply.
  • Tear your printed napkin around the printed area… this makes it less visible when you apply it to the pot.
  • Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the pot and then apply the napkin… be careful, it’s not easy to move after you place it (dang near impossible).
  • Apply another thin coat of Mod Podge on top of the napkin.
  • Trim and fold the napkin around the bottom edge and over the top edge of the pot and add more Mod Podge.

easter mod podge pot placecard holder steps

And that’s it!

You can be creative with how you add the napkin.  On this one, I had the print come from the bottom and the top.  Another one, it came all from the bottom and left the edge all white, and another one from the top and left the bottom all white!

You can add even more beauty to your table or wall with these FREE spring printables!

Let’s Style Our Spring Mod Podge Pot Placecard Holders

Adding a simple bit of moss and a succulent (real or faux) makes for a pretty accessory to the table!easter mod podge pot placecard holder with succulent

mod podge terra cotta pot with succulent on table setting

Add a simple name card to the decoupage terra cotta pot to make it more personal.easter mod podge pot placecard holder with succulent

Yes, I know this is April… but grandson #2’s name is August! ๐Ÿ˜‰mod podge terra cotta pot with succulent on table setting

To give this a bit more of an Easter look… add an egg! If you don’t have time to color an egg (are you lookin’ at me?), simply add some twine! (Even rustic twine would look neat!)er mod podge pot placecard holder with egg wrapped in twine and name card

After you’re all done with using them for the family Easter table, make a little seasonal vignette!mod podge terra cotta pot with eggs on pewter platter

mod podge terra cotta pot with eggs on pewter platter

Want more inspiration for your spring or Easter table? How ’bout some spring centerpiece ideas?

For more ideas on how to decoupage terra cotta pots, take a look at these:

Now It’s Your Turn!

Now that you have some inspiration for your Easter table, why don’t you HOP (see what I did there?) on over to The Crowned Goat!  CoCo’s sharing some inspiration for your spring porch that you are going to love! (Everything about her blog is gorgeous!)

Be sure to visit each of the posts today for inspiration and joy!  Links are below.

Praying for you all, and hoping you are blessed today with all these lovely ladies who want to put a bit of cheer into your day, and holiday!

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  1. Julie I love how you made your name place cardholders. I love the pattern you chose to do on the pottery. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter to you and your family!

    1. Why thanks, Pamela! Your sweet words are very encouraging! Congrats on all the fun features on your carrots! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Wow, Julie, those are so clever! Just think of the possibilities with the slew of napkins available out there! I actually have a stash of little pots like those, found them at DT (3 for $1! several yrs ago). You’ve inspired me! Happy Easter, and it’s a pleasure joining your company on this hop.

    1. Yes… I bought my first mini terra pots at DT, but couldn’t find them. Then, almost immediately after a photographed this post, guess what I found?! I need to add to my post that these can be picked up at DT, too!

    1. Well, you made my day! I saw this technique done on some eggs recently. The choice of tissue/napkins makes all the difference!

  3. I love these pots and place card holders so much, Julie! They’re super creative and I can definitely see being able to use them throughout the year. Thanks so much for the easy tutorial too. I can’t wait to raid my stash of pots and make some too. Hugs and Happy Easter, CoCo

  4. I’ve been wanting to do this decoupaging with napkins like forever but never think about it. Yours turned out beautifully. I have got to find some pretty napkins! Mine are all so blah. Love the added string too. So stinkin cute! Pinned. Happy Spring! Hope you have a wonderful Easter too my Sister-In-Christ!

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I was able to go to HL and HomeGoods at the beginning of March, so thus the pretty napkins. I actually have three different varieties, but since I have been doing green and white this season, I stuck with the greenery! Praying you have a blessed Easter, as well, sister!

    1. Yes, I agree about the party favors. I almost thought about sharing that option, then didn’t. I’ll have to add that thought! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. These are so cute! I have decoupaged with napkins before, but using these sweet little pots with the little signs as place cards. I love that you used those and then also used the same napkins to wrap up the flatware! I hope you find joy in this Easter and stay safe and well.

    1. Thanks, Chloe! These were so easy and fun to make. Fun to figure different ways to place the pattern, too! Hope you have a blessed Easter as well. I’ll be home alone… for the first time. I have a peace about it now… we’ll see what happens next Sunday! LOL!

    1. Thanks, Laura! Lots of people doing this for different options, so thought it would be fun to share with my MWA fam! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hugs!

  6. Julie these are darling my friend! I have to admit at first I was curious why you used August but after reading that it was your grandson’s name it made sense. What a sweet name and a special idea. Easter blessings to you and yours my friend! Thankful for you!

    1. Yes… it was too late to change the namecard when I realized what I did! LOL! I thought was making it special… hehe! Oh well! Thanks for the sweet words and praying fora wonderful resurrection day for you and yours!

  7. Your flower pot place card holders are beautiful, Julie! Both ways that you styled them are so attractive and show that they can be used for Easter and then for other spring and summer tables. Your floral name cards to use in each pot place holder are a gorgeous design. I didn’t know that one of your jellybeans is named August. Is there a story behind his name? It’s always a pleasure to visit with you at My Wee Abode!

    1. Thanks, sweet friend! Ummm, as far as August goes, I think they just really liked the name… from the movie, maybe? His first name is Benjamin but they use his middle name, just like I did with his dad (my son). ๐Ÿ˜‰ That’s another story.

  8. Julie, I love these wonderful flowerpot place card holders you created! Such a clever idea! I can see using this for other occasions also. Wishing you a blessed Easter.

    1. Yes, I think they would be great for any spring table setting… even Mother’s Day. Hope you have a blessed Easter, as well, Carol!

  9. Julie, this is such a great, beautiful idea!! I love the succulents and the napkins on the pots!! I love the egg decorated with the twine too!! So inspired!!

  10. Julie I simply love these! So far I have two DIY pots to make this week, yours and Paula’s.

    I just remembered I bought a bunch of beautiful springy-French botanical paper napkins at Tuesday morning that would be perfect for making little pots. I am excited now, thanks for inspiring!

    Happy Easter!

    1. How fun that you have everything you need already! Thanks for the encouraging words, Amber! Hugs! (now let me check for typos in my reply…hehe!)

    1. Thank you… you were definitely part of the inspiration! Did you see I linked you at the bottom? ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs!

  11. Julie, these are so lovely! What a great craft idea. Thank so much for the accompanying tutorial. I remember decoupaging things when I was an adolescent and teenager. So glad it’s making a return! I’m definitely planning to give this a try — pinned!

  12. These are SO pretty, Julie! I haven’t used Modge Podge in years…you’ve inspired me to break it out again – these would be so cute for may day gifts too!

    1. Definitely wonderful for May Day gifts, though we may have to set them on a doorstep, ring the bell, and run! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. These are gorgeous. I feel like that napkin couldn’t have had a better print on it! I haven’t had much luck with decoupaging napkins, but this makes me want to try again.

  14. I love how they turned out! Napkins are so perfect for Modge Podging. Perfect for your Easter table!

  15. Julie, I love place cards and the little planters are so darn cute. This may be my next decoupage project. I love the little pots. A really great idea. Happy Easter, sweet friend. P.S. definitely Pinned.

    1. Thanks, Carol… I was actually inspired by Crissy to do these… Waiting for her to do her actual post to link back to her. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. I actually can’t wait to see August! Ha! It makes me think of happier times. I love that name! Your pots turned out just beautifully, Julie. I absolutely love the pattern you chose and how you coordinated your place setting. Pinned!

  17. I LOVE these, Julie! They are adorable. I really love that napkin pattern and would love to find it. These would be so cute for so many occasions and just cute decor in general.

  18. When I first saw these I thought you had painted the design. Now that I see it is decopauge, I think I could handle this! So cute for Easter or

    1. Thanks, Janet! With my mom’s surgery, recovery, and post-op appts, etc., I’ve had to share some oldies but goodies! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hugs!

  19. Julie, this is such a cute idea for a place card — and they are so cute, too! Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Thanks, Janet! My newest grands are Andrew and Jasper. ๐Ÿ™‚ Jasper was unique two years ago… now one of my best friends also has a grandson named Jasper. Too funny. We have to say “your Jasper” or “my Jasper” now.

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