Leaf Place Cards for a Thanksgiving Harvest Table
Pretty skeleton leaves (available at crafts stores) make these fall place cards perfect for a nature-theme Thanksgiving table.
What You'll Need
- Crafts glue or spray adhesive
- Leaf skeletons (available at crafts stores)
- Handmade papers (available with scrapbooking supplies and papers)
- Waxed paper
- Heavy books (for pressing leaves)
- Cutting mat (or old magazine)
- Crafts knife
- Small, thin twigs
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How to Make It
- Using a thin coat of crafts glue or spray adhesive, glue a leaf skeleton to the center of a 4x6-inch piece of paper. Place it under wax paper and top with a stack of books until glue is dry.
- Mark the center on both sides of the 6-inch edge of the paper. Place the paper, leaf side up, on a cutting mat (or old magazine). Align the metal edge of a ruler along the pencil marks; lightly score the paper with a crafts knife on each side of the leaf. Do not score through the leaf. Cut around the shape of the leaf on the paper above the scored line.
- Below the leaf stem, center and cut two 1/4-inch vertical slits 3/16 inch apart. Weave twig through the slits.
- Fold card in half along the scored line, with the top of the leaf extending above the fold.