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Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas: Metallic Walnuts

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I’m not prepared for the year to come to end yet, it seems like Fall is the quickest season to pass. Or maybe that’s only because we don’t actually have Fall weather and colors until November here in central California. It bums me out every year. I should probably move to another state where cold weather lasts a lot longer than a couple of months. As much as I’d like November to stay a little longer I am looking forward to spending time with our family next week.

While searching for quick and easy Thanksgiving Place Card ideas I thought of a cute place card that can be used for a variety of holiday meals. This metallic walnut place card is right up my alley when it comes to decor. I love metallics, shine, glitter you name it!

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

My inspiration for the Thanksgiving Place Card came from no other than my fab idol Martha herself. If you know me personally than you might know that Martha has been my idol since I was a child. I remember staying home on sick days, eating soup in my mother’s bed, while watching Martha Stewart. My husband totally doesn’t understand my absolute admiration for Martha, but that’s OK. I also happen to be arguably her biggest supporter when it comes to buying Martha Stewart products. Every time I see something new I can’t wait to try it. The Martha Stewart liquid gilding is my latest favorite craft item.

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

I used the gold liquid gilding to cover walnuts to use as place card holders. On the Martha Stewart website they place the name cards slightly inside the walnut, but since I used the gilding it filled the crevices and prevented me from doing that. I also didn’t want to slightly open them and risk ruining the gilding so my best option was to add a very small amount of hot glue to hold them in place. You can’t see the glue and it worked really well holding the name tag in place.

Metallic Crafts

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I have yet to decide what dish I’m going to contribute to the meal. Any awesome dessert dishes you’d like to share?

Thanks for stopping by!

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This is NOT a sponsored post, I just really really love Martha. She’s awesome, the end. :)

Comments

  1. These are beautiful! And I am sooo not ready for next week, thank you for some gorgeous inspiration to get me motivated :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeigh

  2. Love the shine, so simple but elegant.
    I will be making pumpkin rolls, they are a family favorite :)

  3. Such a nice idea!

  4. What a great, easy place card idea!

  5. These are so simple and cute! Love them!

  6. Oh my gosh! I am in love with these! So pretty and cute!

  7. Oh these are so cute, Martha always has the best stuff! I wish I could write as good as you do, I think if I was to do this project I would have to use my computer fonts to make them look pretty :) Haven’t done much for Thanksgiving this year, but your post has inspired me to get my rear in gear!

  8. Those look so elegant … what a great placecard!

  9. Sooooo cute!!!! Feel free to stop by and share on my linky party today! http://atozebracelebrations.com/2012/11/tuesday-linky-party-2.html

  10. So charming! Love these idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Happy week !
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  11. These are adorable. Saw your metallic walnuts on Inside BruCrew. Would love for you to share on Thursday’s Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-2/

  12. what a beautiful and fabulous idea! I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

  13. This is such a cute idea – they turned out great! I’d love for you to share this at my link party going on right now:

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-weekly-creative-9-and-giveaway.html

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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