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Watercolor-Painted Marble Tile Place Cards

Set a personalized place for each guest at the table. All you need are two things: craft paint and small tiles, which are blended with summery colors of soft pink, peach, lilac, coral and white.

watercolor place cards

Photography: Debi Traub

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from our contributor Debi Traub. They were displayed as a personalized decoration for her Mother's Day Charcuterie Party. "I made DIY place cards with 2-by-4-inch marble tiles that were left over from my kitchen renovation," she says. "I painted them with watercolor craft paints to give them a wispy effect. This was super easy to do, and your guests can take them home as a keepsake from the celebration."

materials

  • 2-by-4-inch marble tiles

  • Watercolor paint in various colors

  • Paintbrush

  • Craft paint in various colors (Pictured: Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint, $2.99 for 2 oz., michaels.com)

  • Painter's palette

steps

  1. Mix one part watercolor craft paint with one water onto a palette before brushing it onto tile place card; let dry.

  2. Write guest's name onto place card with craft paint in contrasting color; let dry before displaying on table.

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