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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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    The slow pace
    November 26, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Really pretty!

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      November 30, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Aren’t they? Jess is amazing!

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    Lee - She Uncovered
    November 26, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Love these! Pinned!

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    November 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful x

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    November 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Love love LOVE these!!!! Jess is just too talented. Happy Thanksgiving to you both! :)

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      November 30, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Isn’t she though?? I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

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    Katie @ Butterlust
    November 26, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Dying over how cute these are! Mine would end up looking like a first grade craft project though :) so I’ll just admire from a distance. Total handwriting envy happening!

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      November 30, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      hahahaha that’s why I have Jess doing DIY’s for me ;) But for real, I think anyone could make these babies!

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    Lauren Burkitt
    November 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Oh I love these so much. So festive and simple, but chic!

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    Ann Martin
    December 3, 2014 at 10:50 am

    These are beautiful! I wonder if a wash of metallic gold acrylic paint would work – it wouldn’t be as wonderfully shiny, but I have some on hand. Just thinking out loud… may have to give it a try. :)

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    Hannah S
    December 9, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    These come out looking so pretty in the photos. I hope that once I try it it will close to that and I wont make a mess, which unfortunately somehow always happens. The idea is great, cant wait to try it.

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    Rhiannon | Paperclips and Peonies
    December 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    These are truly stunning. I might try it with a paint marker and see how that works!

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    February 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    SPIT is really actually excellent!
    I’ve observed them thrice already and their spiels are certainly not the identical.

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    March 9, 2015 at 3:41 am

    so cool. :)

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    September 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm

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