I’m sure you’ve noticed, we’re diving into fall and loving every minute of it. Today we’re bringing a super simple 2 minute DIY to dress up your autumnal table. Yep, these gold lettered autumn leaves place cards. And oh, they’re even more shiny and stunning in real life.
There’s only one thing you need to make these. It’s our dear friend, Liquid Gold. Grab it at Michaels along with a round tip paint brush and get painting. We totally love how simply this transforms a matte fall leaf to a shiny textured gem of a place card.
We painted directly on the leaves BUT if you are planning to make these for a wedding and want to prepare ahead of time, the leaves won’t last too long. There is a trick to make them keep longer though! Clear sealer. Our friend Colleen shares all about how she uses it to keep leaves fresh right here.
What do you think? Would you try this out? It’s such a simple way to up your fall tablescape game. They’re perfect for wedding place cards (you know that was our first thought!) but they’d also be lovely for a Thanksgiving table.
If you try out this DIY we would LOVE to see it in action! Tag us @bespokedecor on social.
We are so thrilled to bring you this DIY today. They pair so ridiculously perfectly with our Harvest Tables (you’d think they were made for one another) even though it’s shown here on a dining table. The best part? They’re darned affordable. If you’re considering burlap table runners, could we suggest this instead? The neutral colour is a little less rustic but it’s frayed edges still hold a carefree appeal.
We made these table runners with none other than dropcloth! That’s right… the stuff you use to catch paint. The neutral canvas colour is the perfect starting point for wedding decor while the price can’t be beat. After a wash and a good iron, they’re the perfect material for wedding decor projects. Just make sure to find one that is unwaxed.
For this DIY, use quality fabric scissors to cut your table runners to size. Leave a big enough overhang to accommodate your design on either side. When it’s cut to size, we gave it a good iron to get all the fold creases out. This step is SO important if you want a quality looking piece!
Next, it’s time to clean up your edges. Pull some of the threads away from the edges to leave a clean looking fray. Cut any threads that look too long or out of place.
Last- time to paint your design! We did a simple P for the couple’s last name. Our favourite paint for fabric that will be washed is Tulip Soft in Matte. It’s just SO good. And a shortcut? Don’t bother ironing it after, the bottle suggests to set the design, but we never have and they’re going strong.
What do you think! Wouldn’t these be lovely covered in greenery and brass (someone please call me and we can do this!)? If you use one of our DIYs, we would LOVE to see! Shoot me an email to make my day.
Before we get started with all of the inspiration boards to share the trends we’ve been loving on, we thought we should sneak in a fun DIY for you! We know that watercolour is much loved and lettering is pretty popular around here too. We had our DIY’er put together this little video to show you how you can make your own topper that is perfect for that bridal shower cake, and if you practice up, a wedding cake!
For reference, the video shows a Pentel Aquabrush, Tombow Dual Brush Pen, and Studio G gray brush pen.
Our favourite parts of this topper are the organic torn edges and the deep greeny blue watercolours! Put the brides new last name on the cake, initials, or even the word ‘love’. To add the watercolour banner to a cake, simply use skewers or coffee stir sticks and tape to the back of the banner.
If you use this DIY and make your own watercolour banner cake topper, we’d love to see the photos! Tag us on social @bespokedecor