Friday, October 31, 2008

Organic Fall/Thanksgiving Dinner Party Place Cards


A super cheap (we're talking $3.00) and easy idea for place cards. Simply use free real leaves from your own back yard and the paint pen of your choice (fine tip preferred). It is ideal to pick the leaves while they're still full of color. You can preserve the leaves by pressing them in a book or drying them in the microwave. I chose a white paint pen because I felt it would pop more, but they come in all colors, including silver and gold. (Detailed instructions below)


Easiest Method: Pick leaves day of dinner party. Write names on leaves and enjoy.:)

Second Easiest Method: If colored leaves will be gone by day of dinner party pick leaves now or wait to pick as long as there is still color. Write names on leaves. Let paint dry thoroughly. Press in heavy book. Remove from book on day of dinner party and enjoy.

Hardest Method: If colored leaves will be gone by day of dinner party pick leaves now or wait to pick as long as there is still color. Place one leaf at a time between 2 paper towels. Place in microwave. Microwave on high for 5 seconds at a time until leaves feel generally dry (not too dry or they'll be too brittle). Write names on leaves. Place in Ziplock baggie until dinner party and enjoy.

5 comments:

karey m. said...

so genius! and i'm so glad you're back...i'd kept you bookmarked, and checked in today on a whim...so glad i did.

i also kirtsy-d this one!

www.kirtsy.com

Another Shade of Grey said...

Thanks Karey. That was incredibly sweet of you. :)

MK (Casey) van Bronkhorst said...

Great to see you back! Adding you to the blogroll at our new blog address.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These are SO pretty! I'll be linking to this idea.

Ms. Tee said...

This is a beautiful idea! I've been looking for inexpensive placecards and I love natural things. :)

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