Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How To: Fabric Leaf Place Cards

This mini tutorial is my poor attempt at an apology to Thanksgiving for snubbing it and going into full Christmas mode without showing the turkey the proper respect it deserves . I blame the 24/7 Christmas music on the radio and the shiny new Christmas craft supplies they put out before Halloween is even over. I'll try to hold off listening to any more Christmas songs until November 27th (today doesn't count)...


Fabric Leaves
Hemp String or Yarn/Ribbon
Paper Cutter
Hole Puncher


Step 1: Determine how large you want your card tent and use your paper cutter (or scissors) to cut your card stock down to size. Fold your cardstock in half to make a card tent. If you don't feel like cutting or folding, you can always buy ready made tent cards at your local craft store.

Step 2: Punch a hole through your card tent and fabric flowers (these can be found ready made at a craft store or make your own using a leaf cookie cutter as your stencil). I have a nifty hole puncher that punches 2 long skinny squarish holes but if you don't have this type of puncher, no worries, you can punch 2 side by side holes or hand-cut 2 slits.

Step 3: Place hemp string through your holes, connecting your leaves to your card tent, and finish off with an up-cycled button.

Step 4:
Enjoy your festive place card! Instead of names, I will be writing meaningful quotes on these cards and setting them around the table.

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Fallon said...

I know what you mean. I was really crazy and started decorating for Christmas before October was over!

BeadedTail said...

What a cute idea!

californiablue said...

Great idea - I think these are lovely!

Nannieflash said...

Well done Vanessa your tutorial is stunning. With love and happy Thanksgiving. Shirleyxxxxxx

Catherine said...

Oh love this idea! Very crafty indeed! Very festive!

Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

Great job on these they're so cute and festive! Way to give Thanksgiving some lovin'

katrina lauren said...

These are simply lovely! great ideas...love the button and the twine!

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