Monogram Feather Ornament Place Card {Handmade Ornament No.24}

Monogram Feather Ornament Place Card {Handmade Ornament No.24}

Hope everyone has enjoyed, and hopefully found some inspiration, in the past 23 ornaments shared the past week for the Handmade Ornament Series. I am happy to be concluding the event with my take on two last minute holiday ornaments that I created for the season.

The first is an incredibly easy project that serves a few different purposes. They of course are ornaments that would look great on a tree, but I decided to make them into place cards for my holiday table. The individual monogram makes them great personalized favors for our dinner guests to take home as well.

I love the use of feathers lately and the natural look, sophistication and glamor they can add to decor {plus I just adore anything with a monogram on it}. Using the ever so popular clear glass ornaments makes this project inexpensive and super easy – plus if feathers really aren’t your thing a multitude of other fillers can be substituted!

Ornament Place Card
Materials Needed:

Clear Glass Ornaments
Rub On Letter Transfers {vinyl or stickers can be used as well}
Craft Feathers
Spray Paint {optional}

Additional Supplies Needed: Hot Glue, a Pencil, Cardstock

Begin by adding a monogram to the side of a clear glass ornament. I found a set of rub on transfers {like these} at my local craft store, however, vinyl or stickers can be used as well.

Remove the cap from the ornament and start filling with feathers. Craft feathers can be found at any local craft store in an array of colors. In order to fit inside the ornaments the smaller sized feathers work best. I found my feathers in the craft section of my local Walmart.

A pencil tip eraser works well to manipulate around the inside of the ornament and place the feathers.

Layer as many as possible so the end tips of the feathers do not show.

I love the colors in these particular feathers – the package does not give a specific name – just ‘brown’.

Once the ornament is filled replace the cap hanger. I gave my caps a quick spray of Krylon Caramel Latte to take away the shiny silver.

If you plan on using these as place cards squirt a circle of hot glue into the bottom of the ornament and let completely dry. This will give the ornament a little base to sit on so it does not roll around. The hot glue easily peels away from the glass so when you are done using them as place cards you can simply remove the glue without harming the ornament.

For the actual place card, print your guests names on a piece of cardstock and cut out. {I used a pair of decorative scrapbooking scissors for pretty edges}

Use a dab of hot glue to attach the card to the metal hanger.

This year I am really excited to use the ‘passed down’ china that my husband’s grandmother sent us.

I have yet to set our holiday table though….
I still have a couple days, right?


  1. These are really nice! So simple and great for a last minute gift. I follow you on twitter. Merry Christmas!

  2. These are gorgeous!

  3. These are really nice ornaments..I love them on the plates..

  4. It looks stylishly fabulous! I love the idea!


  5. That china from you inherited is GORGEOUS. Looks like you’ll have a lovely table setting! Happy Holidays!

  6. Beautiful!! 🙂

  7. These are just beautiful! I pinned them for a project for next year! I’m a new follower! I hope you’ll follow me back but no pressure 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. I need more ornament crafts like I need a hole in the head, but I love this one so much I may attempt it tonight.

  9. :

    I enjoy reading your blog everyday. You are very creative.


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