Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ornamental Bead Sticks! Part Seven: Zip Tie Place Cards

Today, a new entry in my DIY series featuring Stuff On Sticks.  Check these out: little button-topped place cards!

They're repurposed from the type of zip tie with a big flat pad for writing labels.  Cool, eh?

Where to find the zip ties?  Most hardware stores and home improvement stores have them in various shapes and sizes.  Or try an online search for "marker cable ties."

Stick them into small pots or tiny flower arrangements for party place cards.  They also make great labels for a potluck or buffet.

Not to mention weddings - being so conveniently white and all.

Ready to DIY?  Gather string, a button and pointy little scissors.

Poke the scissors into the ziphole and wiggle them around to widen the opening.

Thread the button onto the string, and pass both ends through the ziphole. 

Tie a knot in back (make sure the knot is chunky enough not to slip back through the hole).  Then trim the ends.

That's it, you're done!

Write on them with any color Sharpie.  Who's on your guest list?

There are lots of variations to the basic idea.  F'r instance, layer buttons for extra buttony goodness.

Add tiny faux flower petals for a garden party vibe.

Qué más?  How about fancy crystal beads?  Handmade shrinky dinks?  Great big sequins with several layered colors?  I'm sure you guys can come up with some other suggestions.  Let us hear your brilliant ideas in the comments!

Hope you liked the special guest appearance by our newest family member, Matilda the Bagel Hound.  She's a five year old rescue and we loff her!

Thanks for the visit, peeps!  See you again soon for more upcycled crafts and silliness.

To see the rest of the Stuff On Sticks:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six 

Part Seven 


  1. I think Matilda wants one for her collar. Cute, cute, cute. There's that word again...ziphole.

  2. You must know I have an endless supply of buttons! I love these as much as the book marks! Pinned to try!

  3. bride, Groom, Mob..hilarious you should have put Mob (family) lol...super idea by the way

  4. Going to look for those cable ties! Thanks!

  5. They look like happy little faces!!

  6. You are just so darn creative! Thanks for yet another wonderfully fun and out-of-the-box idea!

  7. Can't wait to use this concept on cakes! I make cakes and am this will be a fun added pc