How to Make White Pumpkin Place Card Holders
It's always a challenge to come up with innovative ways to label seats. For Thanksgiving, white pumpkins decorated with Sharpie marker patterns create seasonal, modern, beautiful place card holders.
Decorated with black Sharpie pen, plain white pumpkins become striking works of art. These steps show you how to make a simple vine pattern. You can also mimic patterns shown here on other pumpkins or try out patterns of your own.
Gather Your Pumpkins and Pens
Mini white pumpkins can be found at a local farmer’s market, as well as chain grocers, like Trader Joe’s. Grab up a few and hunt around for some permanent markers. Experiment with black, gold, silver or copper.
Create a Pattern
For a kind of vine trellis pattern, start by drawing a line straight up through every other section of the pumpkin. Then draw little arrows pointing down.
Round It Out
Go back around to round out the ends of all the arrows, giving them a more natural shape like a leaf.
Simple is Better
The result? This simple pattern took all of five minutes.
Make the Place Card
In order to make the place card, you can use black cardstock and a paper punch, or simply cut out a square of the cardstock.
Write Each Name
Use a white gel pen to write the guest’s name on the black cardstock.
Slit the Stem
Using a razor knife, make a shallow horizontal slit in the stem of the pumpkin to hold the name card.
Place the Card
Place the card in the slit. Finished!