Turn faux gourds from the dollar store into gorgeous Thanksgiving place cards with shimmering metallic copper paint.
I am crushing on all things copper this fall.
I’ll be introducing my crush to the family at Thanksgiving with a colorful teal and copper tablescape.
To make everyone feel welcome, I made these simple metallic painted gourd Thanksgiving place cards.
- Plastic gourds
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Paint in Bronze
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Paint in Dark Patina
- Foam paint brush
- paint brush
- Kraft card stock
- leaf pattern
- hole punch
- metallic marker
Whether you’re entertaining two guests or 20, you can very quickly make these Thanksgiving place cards.
I found the miniature gourds at the Dollar Tree on the seasonal aisle. You’ll also find apples, pears and pumpkins that you could use for this project.
I just love the shimmer.
Once dry, I brushed the stems with Dazzling Metallics Dark Patina using a stiff-bristled paint brush.
Personalize the leaves using a metallic Sharpie or marker and tie to the gourd stem with thin twine. (I use my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite whenever I need to punch a small hole, like in the stem of the card stock leaves.)
Such a pretty personalized touch for your Thanksgiving table.
I can’t wait to show you the full copper and teal Thanksgiving tablescape soon.
Until then, you might enjoy these Thanksgiving table settings from years past.