Crafty Thanksgiving Place Cards

Posted by Autumn

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It has all the tradition, festivities and family togetherness of Christmas, without the pressure to buy the perfect present. Not to mention the gorgeous palette for Thanksgiving decorations: scarlet, orange, brown and gold.

These place cards for the Thanksgiving Day table are super-easy, made from recycled items and incorporate two of my favorite things about the holiday--they’re beautifully decorated in fall colors and they’re inspirational.

What You’ll Need:

  • Manila folders or heavy card stock (I used old folders I was going to throw away)

  • Silk flowers and leaves in autumnal colors

  • Pencil

  • Sharpie marker

  • Hot glue gun

How to Make:
1. Cut out your place cards from the manila folder or card stock. If you use manila folders, use the bottom of the folder as the top of your place card.

2. Arrange your flowers and leaves. Glue the pieces together with the hot glue gun if necessary. Be careful not to use heavy decorations, or your place cards will have trouble standing up!

3. Set your floral decoration on your place card. With a pencil, faintly outline how much room you have to write on the front of the card.

4. Write down the name of the guest on the outside of the card. On the inside of the card, you can either write an inspirational quote or give your guest a prompt for discussion such as, “I am thankful for________________.”

5. Glue the flowers to the place card.

You could use them as traditional place cards, or as a fun way to identify dishes at a potluck!

Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

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