Personalize your holiday table with charming DIY place cards made with watercolors.
With the holidays fast approaching, here is a super quick and easy place card that looks beautiful not only on a Thanksgiving table but also at Christmas. Your friends will never know it took you only a few minutes (unless you share this post, in which case, I will be forever grateful).
Things You’ll Need
- Watercolor paper or thick cardstock paper
- Watercolor set
- Paintbrush (I usually use my Raphail #2, and a 0 for the finer strokes.)
- Fine-tipped marker
Gently rip around the piece of watercolor paper to make a ragged edge. I love the texture and look the paper takes on when ripped.
Prepare your colors of choice.
Lightly draw a curved line at the top-left corner.
Draw a few lines coming out of the curved line.
Draw elongated, tear-like shapes from each line. If you wish, you can draw a couple of ovals for olives.
Start with your lightest green, and fill in the leaves.
Take some of your darker green and paint the bottom half of the leaves.
Mix a little bit of green and red (1:1) to make brown, and color in your olives.
Use a fine-tipped marker to write a name, and voila, a pretty watercolor place card for your special guests.
Tip: You might also find this tutorial helpful, if you wish to add more detail to your branch.
I hope you give it a go, but if you’re not feeling up to it because you’re too busy baking, you can also download these here.
Print on thicker paper to get the ragged-edge look, or simply cut around the border.
If you have any questions or need clarification, please leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to help you.
Have a great day!