3 Thanksgiving place cards
No matter if you’re hosting a formal Thanksgiving dinner for 20, or a casual family get-together, these three clever and simple DIY place cards will help seat your guests with festive fall fun.
3 Thanksgiving place cards instructions
- clementine clove
- clementine oranges (aka Cuties)
- whole dried cloves
- twine (optional)
- name tags (optional)
- family portrait
- portraits (the goofier the better)
- photo paper (or send them off to be printed)
- hole punch
- raffia ribbon
- airplane bottle
- mini (50ml) alcohol bottles (we used Wild Turkey, naturally)
- white card stock paper
- kraft paper
- double-sided tape or glue
- hole punch
- yarn or twine
- Lightly score a pattern in your orange with a toothpick, creating holes that you will later fill with the cloves (you might want to sacrifice 1 orange as a practice model until you’ve settled on a pattern you like).
- Carve each guest’s initial into the orange using a toothpick.
- As an alternative to carving an initial, use a name tag.
- Insert cloves stem-first into toothpick holes until only ball of clove is showing.
- Attach pre-printed name tag to piece of twine and secure to one of the cloves (optional).
- These will last 2–3 days (up to 1 week in the refrigerator).
- Print portrait directly onto photo paper, trim to size.
- Punch hole in top left corner of place card.
- Use raffia ribbon to secure place card to rolled napkin.
- Decide if you want to handwrite the names or print them out on a computer.
- If computer printing, start by typing in the names on a Word document, print directly on white card stock, trim to size.
- If hand lettering, trim nametag to size, write directly on white card stock.
- Trim kraft paper into small rectangle, fold over top of place card and secure with double-sided tape.
- Punch hole through top of place card.
- Use yarn or twine to tie place card directly to neck of mini bottle.
Add a little bit of fun to your traditional Thanksgiving table this year!