Make your Thanksgiving guests feel welcomed this year with personalized place cards. If you've got time, we've included some festive DIY ideas — or if you're struggling to keep up your holiday to-do list, we've made it as easy as buying a set online.
These personalized pumpkins do more than help guests find their seats at the table: Inside each name tag is a note from the host reminding the person why he or she is special.
What you'll need: Artificial pumpkins ($10 for a 10-pack; .com); Spray paint ($12; .com)
This cutout pumpkin design isn't just for Thanksgiving, use it for any fall dinner party.
Guests of all ages will be delighted with these adorable crafts.
Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch.
What you'll need: Glitter washi tape ($1 for 10; .com); Mini wood slices ($8 for 20; .com); Wiggle eyes ($5, .com)
The key to turning a simple tag into a stylish statement is pairing it with a pumpkin painted to match the rest of your spread.
Use this blog's free editable printable file to create cute cards you can fold around your napkins.
Get the tutorial at Bloom Designs Online.
What you'll need: Brown bag paper ($17 for 100; .com)
This place card is as simple as tying an acorn to a brown paper tag.
Make use of fresh pinecones by turning them into glittery seat holders.
Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed.
What you'll need: Pinecones ($7 for 8; .com); Glitter ($10 for 2, .com)
Let your guests know that you're thankful for them with this custom place card.
Painted with metallic acrylic paint, these little pumpkins look extra cute on colorful napkins.
Get the tutorial at Vicky Barone.
What you'll need: Champagne craft paint ($8; .com); Artificial pumpkins ($10 for a 10-pack; .com)
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a turkey accessory on your table.
SET SAIL: Stamp your guest's name onto a sail cut from cardstock. To create this craft, use a marker to trace the template onto brown felt; cut out. With a needle and thin twine, whipstitch the edges together. Cut a 3" x 4" rectangle from off-white cardstock. Use a 1/8" hole punch to make a hole in the top and bottom. Stamp the guest's name in black ink, then push a 5"-long skewer through the holes and into the felt boat. Fill with wrapped candies.
SCENTED SETTING: Trim a notched card from cardstock and write the name in marker. Punch a hole near each corner, then insert the ends of rosemary sprigs to create an arch above and below the name.
HIGH SHINE: Spray-paint large leaves (maple and oak work well) in metallic copper. When dry, use a permanent marker to add the name in script.
If you're a glitter fan, these are the placecards for you.
Get the tutorial at Oh My! Creative.
Use fall-colored Sixlets to create little corn-shaped favor bags, and attach tags with every guest's name to place at their seat.
Get the tutorial at Shaken Together Life.
What you'll need: Sixlets ($24 for 5 pounds, .com)
1. Lay the napkin flat to create a triple pocket fold. Fold in half vertically from right to left, then bring the bottom up to fold in half again.
2. Fold the top layer of the upper left corner down to the bottom right corner. Repeat with the second and third layers, tucking the corners underneath each previous layer about 1½" to create the folds.
3. Flip the napkin over to the back. Fold the right side back over a third of the napkin, then do the same with the left side.
4. Flip back over to reveal the finished napkin. Tuck a flower sprig and a name tag card in the folds.
Charm your dinner guests with these festive gobbler placecards. Almonds, apples, Life Savers, and napkins combine to create the most adorable way to direct guests to their seats.
Save these easy Thanksgiving place card ideas for later! Don't forget to follow Landcruisers on Pinterest for more Thanksgiving ideas.