Personalized Placemats That Double as Placecards

Calligraphic writing of names that act as placecards at dinner

Created by: Lauren Saylor, A Fabulous Fete

There are easy ways to spruce up your decor besides complicated flower arrangements, even fun projects you can let the kids take over. And this placemat project is a great way to get your whole family in the kitchen working together on something, fitting for National Family Meal Month.

Things You'll Need:

  • 11”x14” poster board
  • Water color paint


  1. Purchase a package of 11”x14” poster board and a set of watercolor paint.
  2. Once you have your guest list ready to go and seating chart set, add your guests’ names in watercolor to the bottom of the poster boards.
  3. Add additional touches with the watercolor paint, or keep it as minimal as you’d like (this is where you can let the kids get creative!).
  4. Set your table with these pops of color under a palette of simple white dishes. Add a bit of candlelight and you’re set!