Simple Fall Place Cards with Fresh Greenery | DIY

Fresh fall place cards and escort cards you can easily make for your holiday get togethers | A Fabulous Fete

It's probably very clear by now that an AFF project is not complete without a little touch of a flower or foliage element. My original idea was to create escort cards that had gorgeous fall leaves attached and share them as a fall wedding project. That would've been amazing, except it's actually pretty hard to find a decent fall leaf in my neighborhood. So instead, I went with some greens  that are easily found at any grocery store or home depot.

I love this idea for a fall or winter dinner party as place cards. Or as escorts for a winter wedding. They were super simple with a simple slit cut in cardstock. And the best part is you can customize with any flower, vine, branch or leaf your heart desires. 

Here's how I made mine.

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Instructions for making simple escort or place cards with fresh foliage | A Fabulous Fete

About halfway up your card, slice 2 diagonal slits about 1/4" apart and 1" long. Push the strip up from the back to create the opening you will weave your branch through.

Once you have added your names and they have dried, pull off any loose leaves at the bottom of your branch and slide through the slit.

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Arrange in alphabetical order, or add to your place settings if you are using them as place cards. You could line these up on a table, use a cork board to display them, or clip them up for guests to grab if you were using for your wedding.

Many of these little leaves dry really nicely too, so your guests may even want to take them home as tiny keepsakes!

Images by Sunny Kim