Nov 26

DIY Gold Dipped Place Cards

DIY thanksgiving project! Cute place cards 
Hello there, friends! Always a pleasure to be back here in the Lark & Linen space! I’m pretty excited about today’s Thanksgiving DIY – mostly because it combines all my favorite things – calligraphy, shiny gold, and nature… oh, and the holidays!

Perfect for upcoming Thanksgiving, or even for Christmas, these gold leaf dipped place cards (and/or decor pieces) will be a nice keepsake for your friends + family when they’re over for holiday brunch/lunch/dinner/gift giving and then some… don’t you think?

I’m sure you’ve all collected some of the gorgeous fall leaves that are currently covering our sidewalks. And this is a great way to put them to use! Simply follow the steps below. xo, Coco & Mingo

Inexpensive thanksgiving DIY!Cute placecard idea!Gold dipped place card DIY
Dried leaves
Gilding adhesive
Gold leaf
Metal leaf sealer

No 1::  I first tried flattening them for a day within the pages of a book (but be warned, it takes a few days for the moisture to draw from the leaves in order for the “flatness” to stick).

No 2::  Apply thin layer of gilding adhesive. Let dry for ~15 minutes.

No 3::  Apply gold (aluminum or copper, your choice!) leaf, brush on to make it stick to adhesive.

No 4::  Apply thin layer of metal leaf sealer on top of imitation gold leaf.

Create place cards or gift tags by painting your family/friends’ names and/or create display decor pieces by writing holiday sayings, quotes, or a list of things you’re thankful for
DIY, Photography & Styling: Coco & Mingo

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  2. Jodie says:

    Hi Jacquelyn. Such a lovely project for Thanksgiving. I’ve shared Coco & Mingo’s tutorial in our latest Thanksgiving Craft inspiration roundup. Cheers Jodie :)

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  4. Melissa says:


    I’m making similar place cards for my wedding and was curious which pen you used for the writing!


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