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Olive Branch Place Cards

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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

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.

If you do not have stamping supplies, you can purchase ready made wax seals. THESE seals are from Etsy and are only ,65 cents each.

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!

Click HERE for lots of other DIY place card ideas!

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