Thanksgiving is coming up and I’m pretty sure we all start thinking of holiday and entertaining ideas and crafts well ahead of the holidays. Today I’ll show you a really easy way to create unique, modern DIY Thanksgiving place cards that are perfect for your holiday table!
- Mini Fall Pumpkins and Gourds
- Americana Decor Chalk Paint (in Lace Cream)
- Spray Paint Primer (optional)
- Paint Brushes
- Jewelry Pliers Set
- 16 Gauge Wire or Wire Card Holders
Step 2. Paint your pumpkins. The easiest way is to paint them with a spray primer first for easier painting. When using a primer, it does not matter that it’s fully covered, you just want a thin coat of white all around the pumpkin.
Step 4. Once dry, paint the stalks of your pumpkins. You can use gold leaf paint, a gold leafing paint pen, or even spray paint. I was originally going to go with a paint pen, but found it much easier to use gold leaf paint instead.
Optional: You can decorate your white pumpkins with dots, dip them in gold leafing paint or even cover half of them in glitter. I kept mine minimal as I wanted to create elegant pumpkins that I can use every year!Step 5. Next you’ll create the spiral wire holders for your DIY Thanksgiving place cards. Use a round nose plier and a flat nose plier with 16 gauge wire to create them easily. You can also skip this step by purchasing ready-made spiral wire card holders.
To add a special touch, hand letter your DIY Thanksgiving place cards. You can also print them and use a nice, hand lettered font for a trendy and modern feel. You can cut your own place cards, or you can purchase some on the Consumer Crafts website as well!
Here’s another fun idea for Thanksgiving place card holders using adorable mini easels.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.