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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

How to Create an Elegant Place Card

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Place cards are great decorative additions to parties, providing a personalized touch to the occasion. This season, impress your guests with this classy home-made place card idea inspired by The Frugal Crafter.


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Items you need:

Card stock
Decorative ink stamps
Scoring board and scoring knife
Ruler
Scissors
Decorative punchers

Step One:

Select card stock in a color that goes well with your table décor. For an autumn-inspired table setting, you may want to choose pastel shades of orange, yellow, or red. A winter-themed dining table is best complemented by shades of off-white. Stick to paler shades as they highlight the decorative details of the card. Cut the card stock into 4×4 inch squares, or larger depending on your table arrangement. Score them down the middle to make folding easier later on.

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Elegant Thanksgiving Centerpieces

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Aside from preparing a Thanksgiving feast brimming with traditional food that will excite your guests’ palates, a Thanksgiving party is never complete without striking décor to establish the festive, heartwarming ambiance characteristic of this classic holiday. So accompany your savory stuffed turkey and array of delectable side dishes with a gorgeous centerpiece, and add an air of warmth and sophistication to your family gathering.

Feast of Fruits

Be inspired by the season’s fruits when creating this centerpiece. Head to the local farmer’s market and select from a range of autumn produce that showcases the season’s amazing colors. From apples, cherries, figs, cranberries, and grapes to plums, pears, and chestnuts, autumn’s bounty provides a variety of amazing produce to incorporate into your design. Consider selecting fruits or nuts that will create a beautiful play of color. Once you’ve made your selection, place these on a sturdy base or within a frame that will act as a decorative border, such as this English Boxwood Wreath. The lush green tones of this wreath create a color contrast that heightens the freshness of the produce. Once dinner is done, you may even serve the fruit as part of a fresh fruit dessert platter for your guests to enjoy.

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