Today’s post is all about making your table pretty for your holiday gatherings. Anybody hosting? One of the easiest ways to dress up a table setting is to utilize a place card, but skip the trip to Pier1 Imports and save a lot of money by making them yourself! The example we have for your today in our 14th day of Christmas is a cute gold pear place card with a leaf insert.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- A plastic item you would like to paint over. We picked up these adorable little pears at acrafts store for next to nothing. You can substitute the pear for really any other item of your choosing. Just make sure that the item is plastic, not styrofoam, because the spray paint will literally eat through the styrofoam.
- Spray paint, metallic suggested
- Newspaper/scrap paper
- EXACTO knife, or any knife with a thin, sharp edge
- Paper, preferably cardstock
- Using your knife, slit a line right on the top of your item. This should be long enough to house your paper place card.
- Lay all your items down on a piece of newspaper. Without picking up any of the pieces, carefully spray paint your items. Make sure you are spraying evenly, to ensure an even coat. Do not try to paint your piece entirely in one shot, instead spray the items one side at a time, allowing each side to dry before turning.
- Depending on what item you have, time to cut out your place cards. Because I had a pear, I went with a place card in the shape of a leaf.
- Slide your cut place card into the pre made slit, and there you go!
This project is not difficult at all, but it really does help to add to your table presentation. Plus, the finished product looks way more expensive than it really is. Your guests will love this little detail or personalization at your next house party!