Name tents serve a useful purpose at meetings, but just because they are utilitarian doesn’t mean that they can’t also be attractive. To make your name tents more than just a useful addition, but also an aesthetically pleasing one, put some effort into decorating them. By taking some time to transform your name tents into beautiful table additions, you can add cohesion to your meeting and make the resulting tents a pleasure to behold.
Select a theme. Pick a theme that is relevant to your group or the purpose of your meeting. For example, if your meeting is intended to serve as a fire-safety training session, select fire-fighting or fire in general as a theme, decorating your name tents with flames or transforming them into tiny fire-trucks.
Plan your design. On a sheet of scratch paper, sketch out your intended design. Create several designs that may serve your needs, then study each to choose between them. By doing so, you can avoid making a design that you later regret as you will have a chance to inspect your planned design before committing.
Form your basic tents. Use cardstock to create your tents, producing an isosceles triangle sized however large you wish. Use the two same-size sides as your table-tent front and back and the third side as the base of your tent.
Decorate your tents. Add cut-outs, glitter, stickers or colorful paper clipped to your tents to make them more attractive. Use whatever tools you deem necessary to fulfill your design idea. For example, if decorating tents for a fall meeting, attach silk autumn leaves to reflect this seasonal theme.
Add your names. Place the names centrally on your designed tents. Hand-write them, or attach stickers or printed-out names to ensure neatness. Place your names below your designs, or put them right in the center, making them the key focal point of each tent.