Friday, December 7, 2012

DIY Food Labels for a Party

I love to be crafty! I made these several years ago for my Annual Ornament Party. I had the buffet set up in the middle of the kitchen. My friends are very informal, but I thought this would be a cute addition to the table.

I went to the office supply store and picked up some extra large clips. I got home and went through my stash of paper. It's a large stash, but I knew exactly what I would use. October Afternoon. They have some of the best papers! This christmas line, Very Merry,  had so much personality! I loved the peppermints all over this one paper...I have a thing for circles!

I picked one sheet. It's two sided, so I used both patterns. Sorry the picture is pixelated, I pulled it from their site. You can check out the other papers that go with this line and the newest releases at October Afternoon.

I cut the paper to fit the width of the clips. Next, I just held the paper up to measure the length. It just wraps around the bottom of the clip. On my last Talk of Alabama appearance, I showed these little cuties! You may remember seeing them!

Voila! You have a place card or food label! 

You can add tags to write the name of your dish on....or the person, if you are using for a place card. I used these tags and embellished them with some flowers and twine I had in my studio.


  1. CUTE idea! Pinning this one for future reference!

  2. You just reminded me that this cute and easy-to-make project will be perfect as a stocking stuffer. I'm off to buy big binder clips!

  3. Too, too cute! My fellow teachers would be in heaven!

  4. That's a great idea Lucy and they look so cute too!

  5. I love these! One (probably very dumb) question though: How did you get the paper to stick to the clips?

    1. I used double sided tape. You can use any sort of adhesive. Elmer's, Mod Podge, or hot glue!