I’ve never really been a big holiday decorator, but I think there’s something in the air here. I guess since we aren’t traveling this year, I’ve got some extra time to do some holiday spit-shining. In some crazy twist of fate, my best friend’s husband’s job brought them to Georgia from Texas last year as well so they are going to be chillin’ with us for a casual Thanksgiving this year. I wanted to do something pretty on a budget so I hit the thrift store the other day and picked up some fake apples to turn into place cards. I’ve seen people use real pears, which I think is lovely, but I wanted to get some fake ones so I would have them for future use. I wasn’t able to find any pears but did find a bag of 7 apples for 4 bucks at my local thrift store. So, that’ll work. Gold apple place cards, here we go.
I started by cleaning them off and pulling out the little stem thingie.
Then I drilled a small hole right next to the stem hole using a little drill bit. Then I took them outside flipped ’em over and sprayed them with Rustoleum’s Gold Metallic Spray Paint. Once dry, I flipped them over and sprayed the top half.
I cut out some name cards using the print and cut feature on my Silhouette. Then added a dot of hot glue to a cut off wooden skewer and stuck it to the back of the cardstock.
Then I replaced the little stem and stuck the skewer in the drilled hole.
Now I can use them for future holidays and just switch out the little skewer name card.
When I was at the thrift store, I also picked up some chargers to put under the plates and sprayed them the same gold as the apples.
I think it looks so great with my moms galvanized pipe candle holder running down the center of the table.
Thrift Store Thanksgiving!