Simple Autumn Place Cards
Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and while we love to plan our menus, let's not forget the table settings! Whenever my family gets together for Thanksgiving, my niece loves to make place cards for the table. I wanted to show how easy it is to make them! You can create them yourself, or recruit the kids (it'll give them a project to do while you are busy with the food!).
I started by taking some kraft cardstock and cutting it down to 4.25" long by 4" tall. I then scored it lengthwise at 2" in order to fold it in half.
Then, I cut a piece of Canvas Corp burlap and adhered it to the front of the folded kraft cardstock. I love the natural texture the burlap gives!
Next, I grabbed my Fall Tangled Elements paper pad and cut out a few of the images I liked. I then took some fall hues of Distress Inks to color the leaf and the pumpkin. Another really fun thing about this paper is that it is able to be foiled, so while I didn't foil them for this project, I think it would look absolutely amazing if you did!
After my leaf and pumpkin were colored, I adhered them to the place card using a little foam adhesive to pop them up a bit. I added a little twine bow as well, just for a little extra interest.
Lastly, I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the words "Grandma" and "Grandpa" and then tucked it behind the Tangled Element images. After you add the names you are basically done! Its a super simple project and you could make a bunch of these quickly if needed. A great way to decorate the Thanksgiving table!
After your gathering is over, your family can take their place cards home with them if they want. If they choose to leave them, just save them for another time! You can always change out the names if needed. No shame in reusing and recycling- it helps stretch your stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!
Until next time,
- Marie Heiderscheit