DIY Mini Pear Place Cards – Satsuma Designs

DIY Mini Pear Place Cards

Oh, how I love when an unexpected opportunity presents itself! In this case, the answer to my angst over what to use for Thanksgiving place cards. A bit dramatic? You bet! On one of my multiple trips to the grocery store over the past couple of days, I found these mini Seckel pears at my local store. At $2.99/pound, not cheap for eating, but a VERY fair price for my purposes. Seckel pears are a super sweet hybrid variety that blends an Asian with a European pear for what many call a 'sugar pear.'

When I discovered these little gems, I immediately decided to use them as our Thanksgiving feast place cards. Here's how I did it below. The pictures tell the short and sweet story. If you can't find Seckel pears in your local market, try any small tree fruit with a stem - apples, satsuma oranges, lemons. 

diy mini pear place cards

After you've enjoyed your mini pear place cards, chop up your pears and make a little compote to pour over vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce. Here's a super yummy recipe for Seckel pear-cranberry compote that I'm sure will please the crowds on Black Friday and beyond.

DIY Mini Pear Place Cards

Start by cutting craft paper with sharp scissors into leaf and or banner shapes for your guests.

diy mini pear place cards materials


Now use a mini hole punch to punch your paper shapes. Thread your twine or ribbon through the holes and tie a bow around the pear stem. Store these or place them on the table. Enjoy!

diy mini pear place cards


diy mini pear place cards


diy mini pear place cards



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