DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

Decorate your home with these DIY no carve mini pumpkins, they even double up as an extra special gift for your guests to take home!
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Austin may still be in the high 90s but fall is finally here and I’ve started decorating the house with or without cooler weather. I’m hosting a Friendsgiving this year for my blogger babes and wanted to put together something extra special for each of them.

Inspired by Great America‘s Southern tradition, I created these DIY mini pumpkins with cute faces to go along with the place cards. Best part? No carving required! White mini pumpkins and eucalyptus branches are perfect for the fall season but you can always switch them out for fresh flowers and orange pumpkins.

Brewed and bottled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Great America was born from Southern tradition and raised by a new breed of greatness. Great America is a flavored malt beverage specialty that has seven distinctive flavors: apple pie, peach, Carolina clear, peach, strawberry, lemonade, red white & blueberry, and watermelon. Great America can easily be enjoyed straight from the mason jar or used to create other cocktails!

Decorate your home with these DIY no carve mini pumpkins, they even double up as an extra special gift for your guests to take home!

 

DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • Mini white pumpkins
  • Eucalyptus branches
  • Permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Power drill with drill bit or long nail
  • Place cards

 

DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

INSTRUCTIONS

 

DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

1. TRIM EUCALYPTUS

Using scissors, cut off the tops of the branches to 3 to 4 inches. Gently remove all leaves 1-inch from the end of the stems with your fingers.

 

DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

2. DRILL HOLES IN MINI PUMPKINS

Using either a power drill with a drill bit or nail, drill two shallow holes 1-inch apart into the mini pumpkins. Be care to not drill entirely through the pumpkin.

 

DIY No-Carve Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

3. INSERT EUCALYPTUS STEMS

Insert eucalyptus steams into each drilled hole.

 

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4. DRAW FACES

Using the permanent maker, draw two half moons and then add lines to create eyelashes.

 

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5. ADD PLACE CARDS

To go along with the cute mini pumpkins, I asked Natalie from Mint & Maple to create these beautiful place cards. The gold tags with each of the invited guest’s names written out by handwritten calligraphy adds that extra special touch!

 

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    I love your ideas! These place cards are so cute and your photos are gorgeous. I love the apple pie flavor Great America drink, it’s so tasty.

  • What a super cute idea for Thanksgiving! I love this – shared.