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DIY Place Cards for Fall

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Hey y’all…Can I just tell y’all how glad I am that Jennifer returns home tomorrow? She is back in Ireland on another business trip and it seems like she’s been gone forever. She’s had some amazing experiences on this trip that I am sure she will tell you all about later. But I’m just happy she will be home in Atlanta! Okay, enough mushy stuff LOL.

Earlier this week we shared our fall tablescape and we are blown away by how much you liked it! We can’t thank you enough for thoughtfulness and support!! We couldn’t do this everyday without you!

We had a lot of interest and questions about the DIY place cards that were at each place setting. So, I thought I would show you how I made them. I think that these potted faux succulents could be used at the dining table year round, but I will be using them for Fall and Thanksgiving.

Okay…lets get started.


  • miniature clay pots
  • faux succulents
  • moss
  • craft paint
  • name tag

First, I purchased miniature clay pots. This set of six was the exact number that I needed. I bought them at the dollar store in the summer, but I have seen them in the floral department of craft stores. Remember to use your coupons!

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

I gathered up my materials:

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.


I dry-brushed the white paint onto the clay pots. This doesn’t need to be a perfect paint job. I wanted the pot to look a bit aged and worn. After the paint dried, I sanded some of the paint off until I achieved the look that I wanted.

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

This is where the fun really starts…

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

…I added the moss first. It doesn’t need to be packed in – just loosely placed inside the pot.

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

Here’s a tip to remember when purchasing the faux succulents. They can be expensive. Try to purchase the ones that have multiple plants on them. The wire can be unwrapped and you can separate them. For example – this plant had three separate pieces on them. Therefore only two would need to be purchased for this project.

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

Place the succulent stem inside the miniature pot – you may need to fold the wire.

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

I found these super cute kraft paper banner picks in the Dollar Spot at Target. For a bit of shimmer I used a metallic silver paint pen to write the names of guests.

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

That’s it! Thee literally took just minutes to make and I think they look really cute. They make great party favors too!

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.

I think place cards add something extra special to the table for guests.

DIY Place Cards for Fall or Thanksgiving.


Here’s some other party ideas:

Fall Tablescape Wine Dinner

Rustic Wine Sign and Free Fall Printables

Place cards Collage

So…I hope I answered all of your questions. More importantly I hope that you’re inspired to create something for your next dinner party!

Until tomorrow…


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  1. I can’t believe how easy these are to make Vicki! I love that while you’re using these pots for seasonal decor they can be used all year long. These place cards are super creative. Great job ladies! Safe travels home Jenn! Hugs, Coco

    1. Hey CoCo – We can’t thank you enough for your sweet comments! You are always so kind and encouraging! Hugs to you too!

  2. This really was a special evening!

  3. Vicki and jenn, this is so beautiful and I love the shabby white paint and the versatility of being able to use them for all seasons. fabulous xo Lisa

  4. These turned out beautiful! What a fun collection of fall ideas by all you creative folks. I’ve found a lot of inspiration from everyone!!

    1. Hey Jenny – thank you so much! We are honored to be a part of this talented group of bloggers!

  5. Your dinner party looks like a wonderful event. LOVE the little placecard/party favors. They’re perfect with your table setting and can be used so many ways. I’m sure everyone had a great time 🙂 Bwg ~~~

    1. Hey Bobbi – Yes a fabulous time was had by all 🙂 We love to entertain and make our guests feel special. Hopefully we accomplished that!

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