I recently taught a lettering workshop and I wanted to have a really fun place card for each of my students and of course, cactus place cards came to mind. I am partnering with Oriental Trading this week to share this fun tutorial for your next party! 🙂
Here is your supply list:
Green Card Stock Paper
Painter’s or Washi Tape
Ok first I painted half of my pots pink and left the rest the natural terra cotta color.
After they were dry, I taped off where I wanted my gold leaf foil to stick with painter’s or washi tape.
I applied a thin layer of ModPodge to that triangle space and then added the gold leaf foil sheets. I really loved this gold foil compared to some other’s I have tried. It was really easy to use and remember…it doesn’t have to be perfect to look great!
I rubbed off the excess foil, removed the painter’s tape, and then added another layer of ModPodge to seal it.
Then I added a small paper circle to fill the bottom of the pots. I added some sand for my paper cactus to sit in.
I cut out a large and small cactus shape, cut slits in them, and put them together. Make sure the large cactus shape for the bottom will fit inside the terra cotta pot. I added each girl’s name and some little shapes for the cactus needles.
Stick the paper cactus in the sand and all done! These could be so fun at a party, workshop, or without the names as a party decoration. 🙂
Here they are at my lettering workshop: