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!

You can always link up at the *latest linky party.*

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Katalina Jewelry said...

Hi Christina! Love those pods...very cool...and you've found some interesting ways to use them. Looking forward to the winter projects!

Debbiedoos said...

Well well you sure are the clever creative one. Those are so cute!~ Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Christima, what cute ideas you have here! I am now your newest follower, via the newbie party. I hope you will follow me, too!

Unknown said...

OMG! When I seen those pods, I cringed! We have them all over the place!!!! I can't stand them and think of nothing but how to get them away from here! You just made them a little more tolerable. Even the neighbors get a little peeved when they blow to their yards!
Thanks for sharing,(I think?).LOL

Boden said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for linking up to the Head to Head Showdown! ~Jen @

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun use for these natural elements. I'll never look at them quite the same same again. You are very creative indeed!!

Janny said...

Hi Christina! Thanks for the sweet comments over at my corner of blog land. For some reason I can't see your email on your profile and I want to email you... Can you give me your email? I have a little question for you :)Mine is

Janny said...

By the way your fancy place cards are so fun! You can make anything look beautiful.

Jo said...

Thank you ever so much for highlighting my pumpkins Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!