Monday, November 23, 2009

Fall Harvest Place Card Holders








Getting ready to decorate your holiday table? These adorable place card holders are so fun and easy to make! Copper wire is coiled into a faux flower and ‘planted’ in a painted miniature clay pot. Make up a bunch of these for any occasion, simple change the color scheme to suit your event. These would be delightful as wedding favors!

Materials

Miniature clay pots

Sage green raffia

18 gauge ColourCraft copper wire

Decorative ribbon

Ranger paint dabbers in gold, copper, lettuce and sunset orange

Liquid Fusion

Hot Glue Sticks

Small glass pebbles

Glue dots

Tools

Paint brush

Hot glue gun

Scissors

Round nose pliers

Wire cutters

Nylon jaw pliers

  1. Paint your pots and allow to dry. Paint a second coat if needed.
  2. Glue decorative ribbon around edges with Liquid Fusion.
  3. Cut a 5” segment of ColourCraft wire. Bend one end of your wire with pliers to create a small stand that fits inside of your pot.
  4. Use round nose pliers to start a flat wire coil and continue using nylon jaw pliers. Make this a loose rather than tight coil.
  5. Cut off a 10” length of raffia.
  6. Hot glue your wire base into the pot, add a small glass pebble and more glue and your raffia. Allow glue to dry.
  7. You can use “glue dots” to secure these on the table and prevent them from tipping over. Add your own festive place cards.

-Margot Potter for Beadalon

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I actually found a site that sells place card holders at amazing prices at www.placecardpalace.com . I just received my order for my wedding of their silver chair place card holders with favor box and place cards included and they're GORGEOUS! Thanks for an interesting post.

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