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Easy Flower Placecards

August 3, 2009

DSC03223Another easy tabletop decoration idea,

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EASY FLOWER PLACECARDS

This place marker idea is a byproduct of a piece I did for “The Knot” that I had to buy a lot of flowers for. It epitomizes what I call “easy elegance.” And, if you have a flower garden and a few plain, utilitarian ramekins, you can make that cheap, easy elegance. Use these botanical beauties for weddings, summer dinner parties and holiday celebrations.

Almost any large, flashy blossom will work. Choose flowers that coordinate with your table setting or, for weddings, in your wedding theme colors. Simply cut the blooms off, leaving about a half-inch of stem. Arrange the blooms (or, just a large, single blossom) in a ramekin filled with water. Loosely tie a beribboned nametag around the flowers or the rim of the ramekin.

My rosebuds had a bit of height, which created a perfect place to tie on the tag. However, if you use flatter flowers, just drape the tag’s ribbon on top of the flower or let it encircle the ramekin and drop onto the plate. Tying ribbon around the rim of the ramekin can be tricky, depending on what kind of ramekin you are using. If you plan to do this, be sure to do it before you add the water and flower.

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