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Thanksgiving Table Ideas :: Gold Leaf Place Cards

Thanksgiving is two weeks away and I’ve got some fun table ideas for you! Greet each special guest as they gather around your table with a personalized gold leaf place card.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas Gold Leaf Place Cards

I’m a fan place cards. It’s a subtle detail that makes a table feel finished and your guests feel welcome. I love to come up with original ideas that dovetail into the overall decorations of my table. This year I decided to bring nature indoors and glam it up with my glitter gourds and gold leaf place cards.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas Gold Leaf Place Cards

They’re so elegant and simple, I just adore them! And you’ll just love how easy they are to make. Collect an assortment of leaves wash and dry them and find a well ventilated area (or outside) to spray paint them.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas Gold Leaf Place Cards

I experimented with a few different craft paints but they took forever to dry and the leaves ended up curled because of it. After some investigation I found the PERFECT spray paint at Michaels. It dries in minutes, gives a nice thick coat and had the exact gold finish that I was looking for. I wanted the look of gilded without the expense.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas Gold Leaf Place Cards

I sprayed both sides of the leaves and stems to give an all over finished look, it also helped to seal and preserve the leaves. Aren’t they lovely?

So simple, stylish and sophisticated.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas Gold Leaf Place Cards

Thanksgiving Table Ideas Gold Leaf Place Cards

After they dried I tied some sweet little ribbon on the stems and wrote my guests names on each leaf with a black felt tip pen. You could always write a simple initial if you wish. I liked the way the names looked.  I made sure to make a couple extra leaves to tuck around my centerpiece for an added touch.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas Gold Leaf Place Cards

Try adorning your Thanksgiving table with gold leaf place cards this year!

Supplies you’ll need for gold leaf place cards ::

  • Leaves (that have been washed and well dried)
  • Design Master gold spray paint (I used #731)
  • Ribbon (preferably that matches your table color scheme)
  • Felt tip pen (for writing names on the leaves)

In case you missed it, I made glitter gourds for my Thanksgiving centerpiece, hop on over to check it out.

Happy decorating!

Wenderly