If you’re looking for a simple place card that looks like you worked hard on it, I have just the project for you! Dressing up the table for Thanksgiving is always fun, especially for someone that’s crafty. Making festive place cards with all of your guests’ names on them is frankly a good excuse for pulling out the glue gun!
I originally made these for my Chicago Tribune column last year. The newspaper can’t fit too many pictures, so generally there aren’t any step by steps available. While they aren’t truly necessary for this project, they certainly are helpful!
I used Word to type out the name and used the “Windsong” font. Print a test page to gauge the size. Once you have it the way you want it, go ahead and print all of your names.
Cut some heavy card stock into 4-inch squares and fold each one in half and crease.
Trim around printed names and use a glue stick to attach them to the colored card stock.
Trim the card stock, leaving a 1/4-inch border.
Attach these to the 4-inch squares, positioning them to one side, leaving room for the flowers and foliage. Use a hot glue gun to attach the flowers and/or foliage. Fold the cards on the crease and they are ready to grace your holiday table.
Want more Thanksgiving craft ideas?
Try my 3D Paper Pumpkin for an easy table decoration, or these pretty and glittery cloth napkins! i have more projects too. Coasters, napkin rings, luminaries and more all in my Thanksgiving crafts section.
- 1 sheet heavy card stock in a neutral earth tone color
- Medium card stock in fall colors
- Silk flowers and foliage
- Glue stick
- Paper cutter
- Hot glue gun
- Type out your guests’ names in a Word document. We used the “Windsong” font. Print a test page to gauge the size. Adjust as needed and print.
- Cut heavy card stock into 4”x4” squares. Fold each square in half and crease.
- Trim around printed names. Use a glue stick to attach the printed names to the colored card stock. Trim the card stock, leaving a ¼” border. Attach these to the 4”x4” squares, positioning them to one side, leaving room for the flowers and foliage.
- Use a hot glue to attach the flowers and/or foliage.
- Fold the cards on the crease and they are ready to grace your holiday table.