Natural & Fancy Place Cards

Here's a more sophisticated use of nature's bounty to decorate the Thanksgiving table. 

If you remember, we started with these locust tree pods
The pods became the tails for these 'gobbler gourds' in a previous post

Today, we set the table for two. The only question is:

My place?

Or yours?

My, my... isn't he handsome with that twisty stem and colorful pod!

And quite the flirt, too.

They are quite lovely together, dontcha think?

For these natural pod place cards, draw along the pod's edge with an embossing ink pen. Dip the pod in dark green distressed embossing powder and set it with a heat gun; repeat for the lighter green line. Top it off with a fine bead of copper "Stickles." Write names on the pods with a "liquid gold" paint marker. 

I tied my pods to the other two gourds from my plant farm trip
So simple and pretty!

These pods are such a great canvas to play with that I also made a simple fall bunting for my computer work station.

What natural wonders are you concocting for Fall festivities?

Check out my Snarky Pilgrim Apron
And you gotta see the Silverware Turkey - a real Gobbler!

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