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DIY watercolor placecards

DIY watercolor placecards with an ombre effect for the Thanksgiving tablescape decorEvery year for Thanksgiving I like to add an element of personalization to the table. So this time around I settled on these easy DIY watercolor placecards with a modern, ombre effect. They’re both functional and festive as well as easy to customize based on your color palette. For the final touch I added an optional sprig of foliage to each plate for that rustic feel.

Supplies

  • 2 large pieces of thick watercolor paper
  • choice of watercolors (I used two shades of blue + one shade of purple)
  • 2 cups or bowls to fit card size
  • paper towels for trying
  • calligraphy or fine tip marker

Instructions

  1. Cut or tear paper into desired size
  2. Mix your watercolor in each dish or container (I mixed two colors to create an ombre look)
  3. Dip into the lightest watercolor first for 30-60 seconds
  4. Remove and let dry on a paper towel
  5. Once the first layer has dried, dip into the darker pigment but only about halfway up to create an ombre effect
  6. Leave in for 60-90 seconds
  7. Let each piece dry completely
  8. Calligraph the names of your guests

for more inspiration see my winter floral arrangementwishbone placecard holders

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