Personalize Your Thanksgiving Table With These Gorgeous DIY Place Card Ideas
Gathering around the Thanksgiving table makes for fond memories that will last your family a lifetime. The delicious Thanksgiving meal is always the star of the show, but we love to set a gorgeous table with our favorite china, pretty linens, and fall décor galore to set off that special meal. There are small details that can make a Thanksgiving tablescape extra charming and festive, and finding the perfect Thanksgiving-inspired place cards are definitely high on that list of game-changing table details. We’ve decided that these DIY place cards are about the cutest things we’ve ever needed to grace our Thanksgiving table. Don’t get nervous about the cursive calligraphy—we have some great tips to easily master the beautiful script! So check out these pretty place cards to find that perfect charming detail for your table this year.
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Follow these simple steps for an adorable DIY addition to your Thanksgiving table.
Who knew you could make something so pretty by just wrapping some rosemary and thyme around a 6-inch twig wreath from the craft store? You can download the banner template for the name here.
These cute pumpkins will up the elegance of your Thanksgiving table and lighten the entire tablescape. Plus, they’re simple and go with just about any setting.
Fall Foliage Turkeys
You’ll get all of the tail feather colors you need for these little turkeys from fall leaves found in your backyard (you can use fake if you prefer). These adorable place cards will liven up any table.
Natural Wood Slices
You can find natural wood slices like these at any craft store. Use a brown paint pen to write the names on each petite palette to keep the rustic touches going.
Feather Turkey Pinecones
These pinecones give a subtle nod to the Thanksgiving mascot with natural-hued feathers that look like a cute turkey tails. You can get a stamp at the craft store to make the cutout banner.
Simple Paper Leaves
If you don’t want to fuss with fresh foliage or a lot of supplies, these place cards are perfect—you can even download an easy template. Chalk markers and silhouette sketch pens give subtle touches of style to the simple leaf cutouts.
Mini Pinecone Wreaths
We seriously can’t get over how cute these are—and they aren’t extremely difficult to make. Thick jewelry wire is the trick to getting the form and making sure the pinecones have something to stick to.
Colorful Turkey Feather Corks
These place card holders are cute, colorful, and only use items you probably already have at home (except you might need to save up some wine corks). They take a little arts-and-crafts time with markers, paper, and scissors—making them more fun than most. Get the kids to help out if you’re crunched for time.
Painted Indian Corn
Miniature dried Indian corn painted a bright metallic gold give a fun, slightly glam touch to your Thanksgiving table. These look fresh and beautiful on any setting.
These personalized bouquets add a natural freshness to your table, and you can customize each one by selecting different wildflowers (or your favorite fall flowers) to tuck in with the greenery. Your family members will want to take these home!
Put your embroidery skills to the test with these rustic place cards. Make sure to use sturdy leaves, such as magnolia leaves, and trace the name with gold marker before starting with your needle and thread.
Mini Fall Buntings
These little buntings look cute and fun splayed across any plate on your table. You simply need to cut stock paper in your favorite fall colors into little diamonds, hand-write the letters in a paint pen, and fold them over twine (securing with double-sided tape). Easy, customizable, and creative!
Cranberries are a staple at any Thanksgiving meal, so why not use adorable cranberry wreaths? You can switch out the evergreen for wheat or rosemary for a slightly more autumn-themed feel.
These little twig place card holders take only a glue gun and either rosemary, thyme, or evergreen sprigs to tuck into the holder, along with a simple name card.
Caramel Apple Surprise
Give everyone an extra sweet treat when they find their seats. Use real twigs for the handles and layer caramel and white chocolate for a pretty presentation, with a little cinnamon and sugar sprinkle.
If you want to give a touch of drama, these dark-hued place cards will do the trick. You can use large dark feathers or long dark leaves from the craft store (or from your own backyard) with hand-drawn paint-pen calligraphy