Roundup: 10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Card Tutorials

by on Nov 12, 2013

Tutorials show how to make DIY place cards.

Whether you want to force co-mingling, keep the conversation lively or keep the peace, assigning seats around the dinner table this holiday season is a must. These 10 DIY place card projects not only direct people to the right spot, they’ll add charm to any table.

I love these simple clothespin & leaf markers from Organize & Decorate Everything. 

Wood leaves with attached clothespins painted with names and the word "thankful...".Organize & Decorate Everything A paper lunch bag and fall leaf make for a perfect pair in this place card from In My Own Style. 

A place card is backed by a maple leaf and held by a folded brown piece of paper.In My Own Style

Celebrate apple season with this 3D apple from Studio DIY. 

Paper green apples sit on white plates.DIY Studio

Dip-dyeing is everywhere, so why not on table settings too? Christine shows us how to make these.

A round, white plate has a green and orange colored block on it with the name of Erin balanced on it.Design for Mankind

These tea lights turned place cards couldn’t be more inviting. (They were used for a wedding, but they’d be perfect for small-scale gatherings too.)

Several tea candles sit on a gray surface together.The DJ Service

Pumpkins aren’t just for the pie. Check out these place cards from It’s Written on the Wall. 

The name Megan is on a pumpkin art craft.It’s Written on the Walls

This next one is actually a place card kit from Paper Crave, but you probably wouldn’t need it with the help of this tutorial.

Paper made pumpkin in different colors.Paper Crave

A place card roundup would not be complete without this idea from Think Smart Designs. 

02-vintage-silver-forks-place-card-holder-06Think Smart Designs

Here’s an original tutorial by yours truly. Wooden tags turned chalkboards = place card/napkin rings.

Black name tags sit on a white surface.DIY Maven

And, finally, a place card wreath made of a sprig of rosemary. Mmmm rosemary. I can’t think of a better scent with which to great dinner guests. Visit Spoon Fork Bacon for the entire tutorial.

DIY Thanksgiving card tutorial.Spoon Fork Bacon

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