My amazing blog family, I am so grateful you have taken the time out of this busy season to stop by my little corner of the world today. I’m sharing super simple fresh floral place cards I made for our holiday table a few years back that will really take your holiday table up a notch! These were so simple to make, very budget friendly, and can be used no matter the season!
I reunited with my Decor Enthusiast girls for this one and the challenge was to share how we could use grocery store flowers to add a special touch to our holiday home! We used to meet once a month to share tips for decorating on a budget, and I’ve really missed collaborating with them.
For my project, I decided to hit up my favorite resource for fresh flowers in my area: Trader Joes.
Look at all those beautiful Christmas colors!
I grabbed one bouquet of these beauties for $12.99.
How to make fresh floral place cards
Here is what one bouquet came with:
For my table for four, I knew I needed four “star of the show” flowers, and I saw that this bouquet had two larger, pretty green ones and two good sized red carnations that would be perfect. I also made sure there were some sort of leafy stems that I could use as a base, and these bouquets had a couple of different ones in it.
For my vases I used these little candle holders I picked up at Michaels for $5 using a 50% of coupon:
They are a tiny bit narrower and taller than your average votive holder.
I cut a sprig of the evergreen for each one and plopped one in each mini vase…
Do professional florists say words like “plopped”?
I also added some of the leafy greenery to each. Then I cut these small white flower stems apart:
I added three to each one:
I think odd numbers work best.
Then I added a large bloom, or what I’m referring to as a “star of the show” bloom to each:
At this point I actually thought they looked rather sad, but I kept going, adding more small blooms from the bouquet to each to fill the space. If it detracted from the main bloom, I chucked it.
Here are how my Fresh Floral place cards turned out:
The little pick with the names on them really made these cute!
Making the name picks
To make the name picks, I used card stock, bamboo skewers, and double-sided tape:
You could even print these out in a pretty font on card stock if you prefer not to write them by hand.
Finally, I added water and voila!
Cute, right??? I love how they turned out!
They really add such an elegant, festive touch to the table.
I just set this up for the four of us, but these would be so easy to make for all my guests for the big day!
I purposely didn’t use the roses because they don’t last very long, but the others should last quite a while, especially the carnations.
I enjoyed bringing out my grandmother’s china for this occasion.
When I was younger, I always set the Christmas table with her china, and I loved to do so, but I’ve become less fancy these days. Or maybe I’ve learned that the time spent with family instead of washing tons of dishes is more important.
These would be pretty for any occasion that you want to make just a bit more special, in whatever colors you wish.
Ask me if any of my boys were impressed. No, they were not, but they are still making me smile, even while washing dishes.
After our “fancy” dinner, I lined them up on our window sill behind the sink in the kitchen!
Be sure to pin this for later!
My friends shared their own ideas for incorporating grocery store flowers into their holiday decor at the links below!
Here’s another idea for your holiday place cards that is sure to get a laugh from your guests:
See how I made them HERE!
We didn’t take new holiday photos this year as a family, so I don’t have one to close this final post before the big day, but I did come across these photos from last year that made me laugh!
I asked the boys to pose with the gift cards my sister had sent them, so we could send her a thank you, and they gave me this:
Then, I asked them to give me a nice photo without the cards, and these jokesters gave me this:
Ha ha! So silly!
I will not be here on Tuesday since it is our anniversary and we have special plans, but I will be back next Thursday!
However you celebrate the season, I hope it is everything you wish for and more!
Love y’all!! ❤️
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