An Easy Way to Turn Anything Into a Place Card
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so it’s time to start piecing together our tablescape. One of the most personal and traditional touches you can add to your Thanksgiving decor is some fun and festive place cards. Not only will your guests love seeing their name on the table, you can also conveniently seat your crazy aunt as far away from you as possible!
We went for a natural look this year and made some leaf and pumpkin place cards. The best part about this project is that you can apply it to any holiday, occasion, or season. Just tie those tags onto any object you like! :)
– fall leaves with stems, cleaned, flattened, and dried
– mini pumpkins in various colors
– gold spray paint
– natural color paper
– paper cutter
– hole punch
– black pen
– gold pen
Luckily enough, collecting leaves is fun and best of all- free! When you get them home, wash them off and place them under some books or magazines until they are flattened and dried. Once they are dry, spray paint them lightly, leaving some of the color showing through.
While your leaves are drying, start making your tags that you will attach to the leaves. Use your paper cutter to cut rectangles, 1 3/4 inches x 2 1/2 inches. Once you have the rectangle, snip two triangles off either side, forming the shape of a tag. From there, use your hole punch to make a hole near the top of the tag.
Start writing the names of all of your guests on the tags with your black pen. Try out some fancy handwritten fonts, or you could even use sticker letters or stamp letters if you don’t like your handwriting.
Once your leaves are dry, attach the tags with twine to the stem. Tie a bow or knot, whatever you prefer.
Another option would be to tie your tags onto the stem of a mini pumpkin. You could even write your guests’ names directly on the pumpkin! :)
Or do a combination of them all. So many options, so little time. But truly, any or all will be a great addition to this years Thanksgiving table.
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