DIY Gilded Place Cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

‘Cause if you’re not really there
Then I don’t wanna be either
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold’

Every time I see black paired with gold details, this song runs through my head. Am I the only one? I’m actually kind of addicted to the Katy Perry re-make of it. But Adele rocks it too. Either way… the colour combo is dynamite. It instantly classes up any event. These simple place cards are SO affordable even though they look fantastic. And if you do the lettering yourself (we played around doing it ourselves), they are a bargain. Want to know the trick?

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

Liquid gold. Seriously… the stuff is literally liquid gold, we love it so much. All that you  need to do for this simple-tastic DIY is:

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

Cut some black cardstock (you can get packs from Michaels) into place card size. You could even cut and fold tented place cards if you’d prefer. Next, dip your brush in the liquid gold and working from a corner or end, brush it towards the centre, until you have a random brush stroke pattern you’re happy with.  When it’s dry, bring them to your calligrapher or get busy lettering your own place cards.

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

Didn’t I tell you… simple! They’re so simple, I’m tempted to make them for every dinner party I host in the future. Because I’m classy like that 😉