Give thanks to nature's beauty with these beautiful garden-themed table place settings.
Try using terra-cotta pots, dessert dishes, mason jars or tea cups—whatever you have on hand—for your place setting vessels.
Gather Your Supplies
You will need:
This Squirrel template
Chalkboard spray paint
Print out a copy of the template and enlarge it so that it is approximately three inches from the tip of the nose to the back of the tail. Trace it onto cardboard and cut it out. Make one for each of your guests.
In a well-ventilated area, spread out newspaper and spray your cardboard squirrels with chalkboard paint. Allow them to dry.
Fill each vessel with potting soil.
Plant a few succulents on the edge of the vessel.
Cover the remaining soil in the vessel with moss.
Place a gourd in the center of the arrangement.
The Finishing Touch
With the chalkboard marker, add the guest names to the squirrels, then tuck them into the place settings. These can be made a few days ahead of your get together.