Apples, corn and pumpkins are the more traditional iconic fall harvest choices but when I think of fall I also picture port and honey poached pears, or goat cheese and pears tarts, and of course pear and caramel galettes. So this year for thanksgiving I decided to honor the pear by making pear place cards (and later in the meal a truly fabulous pear dessert).
DIY THANKSGIVING PLACE CARDS
To make the place cards, I picked up plastic pears so I could make them way in advance (or reuse them the following year) but you could use real pears too. Making the place setting is super easy, just cover the pear with acrylic paint in the color of your glitter and sprinkle the glitter on while the paint is still wet. Allow the paint to dry and cut a small strip of paper (mine was 4 inches long and was folded in half), to write the name on. Place the fold of paper against the pear’s stem and apply a dab of glue or piece of double-sided tape to hold the name tag in place.
Here is one of my final pears, which is sparkly and fabulous.
Hope you like this super simple Thanksgiving DIY.