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Easily create Olive Branch Place Cards for your next tablescape.
Recently I shared how to make olive topiaries just like the ones at Ballard Designs. The best part is that I created them for a fraction of the cost. I had some leftover olive leaves and didn’t want to toss them. They were all used for these Olive Branch Place Cards.
Use what you have on hand
I’m a firm believer in using what I already have at home. When I was trying to come up with the place card design, I headed to my craft stash for inspiration. Earlier this year, Jenn gifted me a fun calligraphy workshop for Mother’s Day. When I spotted the wax seal supplies an idea came to mind. I am so happy that this inspiration came to life.
Supplies needed to make an olive branch place card
- Faux olive stems or leaves
- Sealing wax – you can also use a wax gun
- Wax stamp
- 5×7 white card stock
- ** OR** purchase these ready-made wax seals from Etsy
How to make an olive branch place card
For strong waxes, it is recommended to rest your seal on ice before embossing the hot wax – this will quick set the wax, and allow the seal to easily release.
I wanted to demonstrate both wax stamp methods. The melting wax in the glue gun is definitely a much easier process. Using the wax stick is a fun and more traditional way of stamping. It’s truly a matter of preference. If you have a lot of stamps to make, the glue gun would definitely be a quicker method.
I love how the place cards turned out. You can use the olive branches anytime of year, but I think they are perfect for fall or Thanksgiving. I will soon share the full tablescape.
Remember to visit the tutorial post for the olive topiaries!