The Martha Stewart Show: Floral Place Cards October 2008

Martha and floral designer Oscar Mora show you how to make beautiful floral place cards using lemons and oranges.


Since we are entering fall -- and citrus season -- use lemons and oranges to make these beautiful floral place cards. Plums work great as well.


  • Scissors
  • Reamer
  • Spoon
  • Water tube
  • Hat pin
  • Orchid
  • Moss
  • Place cards
  • Lemons, oranges, or plums


  1. Cut stem end of citrus, and a little off the bottom to flatten it out so that it will stand straight.

  2. With a reamer, squeeze the juice out. Remember, you can save the juice to cook with.

  3. Scoop out pulp with spoon so citrus shell is empty, as if you were carving a pumpkin.

  4. Fill citrus with moss; brush off any dirt.

  5. Insert water tube in the middle of citrus.

  6. Place an orchid or two inside the tube with a small amount of water.

  7. Fold corner of place card so there is a 1/4-inch flap. Insert hat pin into flap and secure onto the moss behind the water tube.

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