DIY Hand Lettered Golden Pear Place Cards. These are the perfect touch to jazz up your Holiday tablescape! This post may contain affiliate links. Your cost is the same but it helps support this site and the fun freebies we share. See our full disclosures here.
It hardly gets a seasonal decor shopping section at the grocery stores and craft stores. People say it’s hard to decorate for, but the more I’ve looked on Pinterest, the more I realize that’s a load of mashed potatoes!
When I was in elementary school, I’d make everyone in my family a place card out of scraps of paper for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m sure it ruined the whole table’s aesthetic, but I bet my mom thought it was cute – I hope. On Pinterest, I’ve found that I’ve gathered a lot of inspiration from various Thanksgiving dinner table settings, especially place cards, which isn’t much of a surprise there! And I must say, these golden plastic pear place cards with hand-lettered names is much classier than my scraps of paper folded in half, and names scratched in my little-kid hand-writing.
- JKing artificial plastic pears
- Gold Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Metallic Color spray paint
- Black ink pen, or Sharpie
1. Spray paint the plastic pears, and allow them to dry over night. Note: The spray paint I used in this project versus the spray paint I recommend for this project are two different spray paints. The gold spray paint I recommend is fantastic – it looks like a real, nice shiny gold, and not a coppery/brassy “gold.”
2. Once they’re completely dry, pick up your pen/Sharpie, and start hand-lettering the names. (If you need any tips on calligraphy, you’ve come to the right place! Dawn has excellent blog posts with tips about hand-lettering.) Let the ink completely dry.
3. When setting your Thanksgiving table, place the pears on each guest’s plate, or napkin. (Be sure to keep them off your plate while eating dinner – let’s not get poisoned by the spray paint!)
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Meet Amy, the face behind Glitter in My Tea. A self-proclaimed typography junkie, and amateur graphic designer, she lives and loves to create. From tea towels to colonial houses, she admires pretty things, and delights in everything Disney. Other passions include Kate Spade, sprinkles, donuts(sprinkled donuts), smooching her son’s chubby cheeks, and anything sparkly or colorful.