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Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

Usually when everyone sits down at the Thanksgiving table, it’s a mad house. Nobody wants to sit by the chatty aunt, everyone wants to sit next to the mashed potatoes, and the kid’s table is like a game of duck,duck, goose. Avoid the headache this Turkey Day and assign sits! We’ve gathered a collection of the cutest, most elegant Thanksgiving place cards that you can replicate this holiday season. Most of the supplies you can find in your garden, at the grocery store, or in your craft room already.

Rule number one when it comes to Thanksgiving table place cards is to go the simplest route possible. Meaning, don’t overthink place cards; just remember they must be readable otherwise you’ll cause even more chaos.

Napkin Thanksgiving Place Cards

Everyone needs a napkin! Make the place cards as easy as these ones by The Inspired Bride. Purchase tags at your nearest general store or cut your own from scrapbook paper, then punch a hole, and tie with twine or ribbon. Use the family member with the best writing to write the names on all the tags, and you’re finished. It’s very easy and would look nice on top of each place setting.

Napkin Thanksgiving Place Cards

Mini Hay Barrel Thanksgiving Place Cards

If you have more time, spend it making really intricate Thanksgiving place cards like these mini hay barrel Thanksgiving place cards from The Twinery.Just cut brown and yellow card stock into strips of 5-inches by 1/2″ wide. Then gather the paper (a few yellow strips and brown stripes), and tie the bundle with twine. Then complete the look by using a pencil to curl out the outer edges (wrap the paper gently around the paper and pull out). Once you’re finished, attach mini name tags to the hay barrel by another piece of twine.

Mini Hay Barrel Thanksgiving Place Cards

Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards

This is one of the easiest Thanksgiving place card ideas! Just buy some mini pumpkins (real or faux) and tie paper green leaves on the stems with twine. Add the names to the green leaves before tying. It’s really easy to make and makes a really cute decor. You can even give the pumpkin to each guest to take home as a Thanksgiving favor. This idea came from Craft Gawker. You can even use white pumpkins for a more elegant look!

Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards

Candy Thanksgiving Place Cards

Why not adhere to everyone’s sweet tooth with a before-the-Turkey snack of M&Ms? These adorable mini vases from Holiday Crafts and Creation are great for a kid’s table. All you need is natural raffia ribbon (to flare out at the top and create a bow), a name tag that you can make with scrapbook paper, and miniature vases from your general store. We recommend using the same vase, size and color, for each kid, therefore avoiding the “hey, he has more candy than me!” fiasco.

Candy Thanksgiving Place Cards

Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Place Cards

Remind your guests of the first Thanksgiving with these adorable pilgrim hat Thanksgiving place cards from Paper Crafts Connection. Simply, fold brown cardstock in half. Cut out the pilgrim hat shape (freestyle or find a template online); be sure and start at the top of the hat when cutting. Then tie ribbon across the hat and finish with a brown button that attaches the name tag. Very cute idea and easy to make!

Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Place Cards

Turkey Leg Thanksgiving Place Cards

Say gobble gobble with a paper turkey leg Thanksgiving place card! All you need is small brown paper bags, fill with candy, then shape into a pear shape.Then glue white foam pieces for the end of the leg. Attach letters for your guests and you’re done! Very easy craft to complete and your little pilgrims will adore your creativity.

Turkey Leg Thanksgiving Place Cards

Mayflower Thanksgiving Place Cards

Honor the Mayflower and her glorious journey with these boat Thanksgiving place cards from Martha Stewart. It is very simple to make when you follow the origami steps on her site to fold the construction paper. Just be sure and make these boats bigger, so guests can see them easier. We can see kids playing battleship at the table with these fun place cards.

Mayflower Thanksgiving Place Cards

Leaf Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

Look to fall for autumn inspiration for this next place card idea – leaf Thanksgiving place cards! From Home Seasons, these leaves act as place cards for guests. Just find a maple leaf printable online, cut out a large one and a mini one, then tie together with ribbon. Use fun scrapbook prints for the ultimate in cuteness.

  Leaf Thanksgiving Place Cards

Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards

These recycled turkey place cards from Alphamom are quite simple to make! All you need is cereal boxes, junk mail postcards (we all have enough of that!), scissors and glue. For a step by step tutorial, head to her blog to learn how to put them together. We just adore the recycled approach and the uniqueness of these place cards.

Turkey Thanksgiving Place Card

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  1. [...] they are so simple to make that you can complete them before tomorrow, if you are still in need of Thanksgiving place cards. The doily touch adds sophistication and the silver rat-tail cord bow makes this place card [...]

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