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Glitter Indian Corn Place Cards

I have finally started to think about Thanksgiving and how I might set and decorate the dinner table.  Thanksgiving to me feels like it should be more rustic this year I am so into the look of metals! Gold and silver accents always look great, but for some reason, I am into the copper and bronze colors! Loving all things shiny and sparkly I, of course, can’t get enough of glitter!

A few weeks ago I was at a local farmers market and picked up a few large and small ears of Indian corn. I knew I wanted to incorporate them into my Thanksgiving table decor but didn’t really have anything in mind. Knowing I wanted to make them sparkle, I picked up some glitter and a metallic bronze craft paint creating these Glitter Indian Corn Place Cards!

Thanksgiving will sparkle with these Glitter Indian Corn Place Cards | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

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SUPPLIES

Small Indian Corn  |  Copper Metallic Paint  |  Glitter  |  Mod Podge  |  Cream Colored Paper  |  Paint Brush  |  Paper Plate

Mini Indian Corn | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

First, paint the corn with the metallic paint. Be careful to not get it on the husk and let dry.

It is not 100 percent necessary to paint the corn with the metallic paint before adding the glitter, but if your corn is variegated with dark colors like one of mine, it helps to mask those deep shades. If all of the corn is light colored, go ahead and coat with the Mod Podge first.

Coat the corn with Mod Podge, hold it over the plate and sprinkle it with the glitter. Turn and rotate until the corn is completely covered. Work fast before the Mod Podge dries. Go back and apply more if necessary. Set it aside to dry.

I always have a second paper plate or piece of paper handy to dump and reuse any access glitter.

How to Glitter Indian Corn | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM
Glittering Indian Corn | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

In the picture, you can see that I bought a container with four different metal glitters…so feel free to mix up the colors on the table!

While my Indian corn dried, I headed to the computer to print out my names. I use Microsoft Word to create the names. This font is Edwardian Script, and the point size is 60pt. Also, change the color of the font to brown.

How to print out names for Thanksgiving Place Cards | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

On an extra piece, of paper I sketched out a “husk” shape and made myself a templet. Then laid that over my printed names roughly centering it tracing the shape. They were easy to cut out!

Indian Corn Thanksgiving Placecards | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Gently slide the name under the first layer of the husk. They stayed there fairly well without any glue.

Glitter can get onto everything, so I don’t recommend placing these on a plate, but maybe above the plate on a pretty burlap table runner. Best to keep them away from the food!

Indian Corn Thanksgiving Place Card With Burlap Table Runner | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Along with the Glittery Indian Corn Place Cards, I will be finishing my table decor with these sparkly Glitter Top Pumpkins!

Thanksgiving Place Cards and Glitter Pumpkins | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM
Thanksgiving will sparkle with these Glitter Indian Corn Place Cards  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

For the kid’s table, you may also like this Kids Turkey Craft!

Have the kids make these Kids Thanksgiving Turkey Craft then use it on the kids table Thanksgiving Day | OhMy-Creative.com

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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16 Comments

    1. Thanks, Karen! I need to go buy a few more to fill my table, but I think they look real pretty for the table! I might glitter a few large ones for the centerpiece!

    1. Thanks, Amy! Yes, I wasn’t sure how to apply the names at first…marker, tags attached etc. I was happy when printing the names on paper worked best!

    1. Thank you, Jamie! They looked beautiful on the table last year. I love anything with glitter and these were certainly easy enough to make.

  1. How clever are these! I’d just save them and use the over and over! Thanks so much for sharing this on Throwback Thursday and have a great Holiday Season!

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