DIY Water Color Place Cards Inspired by Nature

Annie Diamond
by Annie Diamond
8 Materials
20 Minutes
Water color place cards were inspired by the red leaves outside our door. A simple branch with small red leaves was easy to draw one stem on each card and then fill in with a little watercolor paint. Using a Fiskars paper trimmer makes each card look a little more finished. Then we used birch branch card holders that were made by cutting slices from a branch and then in each piece, we cut a slit the thickness of a saw blade. Cutting only half way through the depth of the wood creates a holder for the place card.
Simple supplies to make diy place cards for your Thanksgiving table. Inexpensive watercolors, thin tip marker, small paint brush and thick watercolor paper. I paper trimmer makes the cards look more finished, but a scissors would work if you don't have one.
A few branches with red leaves inspired a simple design on white watercolor card stock. Birch Branch holders made from slices of a limb hold a place card. On the reverse side of the piece of wood is a small hole that can be used to hold a tiny branch like .
Red leaves against black on wood was just the look we were going for on our Thanksgiving table.
The place cards inspired the overall look of our Thanksgiving table. Our house was built in 1900 so rustic works in our home. We used our everyday Apilco white dishes, black linen napkins from Target and individual Le Creuset pots to serve as a first course.
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