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Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

For fall entertaining casual or formal, creating the perfect "tablescape" has become all the rage!! One of my favorite parts to add to the table to give it that personal touch are place cards!   Just like a handwritten letter, they have a bygone quality that's so special! Here are a few place card ideas to integrate into your Thanksgiving tablescape:

This couldn't be simpler - beautifully rustic yet so chic! Just write each name on an autumn leaf using a marker or even chalk.

Cut out strips of cream-colored card stock or manila folders and write guests' names in gold, brown or any other color. Then tack to a Bartlett pear or any other fruit of choice using a sewing pin. Be so cute to affix a photo of the person with their name on the fruit as well!  I love how Country Living incorporates family photos into the tablescape above!!! 

Beautiful-these napkins are easy to make! Using a medium, round-tipped ink marker, like Uchida's DecoFabric Marker, write each name on a folded linen napkin. Be sure to practice your script! Tip: first use the Prym Dritz disappearing ink pen and then immediately trace over the name with your bronze, copper or gold marker.
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I always have an abundance of wine corks lying around-so I love finding new ways to recycle them. Check out the Mint Design Blog to see how to make these pretty cork place cards. 

These pinecone placecards have a great fall feel. super easy to make, and perfect for Thanksgiving. Here's how to DIY!

This would be ideal with the right tabletop!  Wrap an apple in twine and tuck in the name card!

Love the same idea using mini pumkins and cutting out pages from a book for the name cards from decorator Holly Mathis!

Using the same basic concept, I think the kids would enjoy making these!!

Kill two birds with one stone with these ribbon napkin holders that can also function as a place card! On a small piece of card stock, stamp a design or write out a message and punch holes on either side. Thread a coordinating ribbon through the holes and voila! To see the full how-to, visit Country Living.

Looking outside your door can be the best source for place card decor like this gum berry with ribbon and cardstock idea from New England Fine Living.

There could be so many wonderful different versions of this idea from Good Housekeeping.

I absolutely adore these plant place card holders! They not only create a beautiful tablescape, but they also make wonderful favors or take-home gifts. You can use popsicle sticks to mark the names of your guests if you don't have any wooden plant markers on hand!

So cute for the kids' table and a perfect craft project for the little ones to work on while out of school the week of Thanksgiving! Just add the guests' names on the turkey's body and wala.

And, of course, it's not Thanksgiving without dessert! Here are two versions of sweet potato cupcakes - yum! On the left, you see Cooking Classy's cupcake with a marshmallow and brown sugar topping; and Annie's Eats version with a toasted marshmallow frosting is on the right!

I am so thankful for each of you!  I hope you all have a peaceful day with your friends or family and are able to take some time to thank God for life's blessings.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 'Til next week! xo Leslie

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Reader Comments (4)

I am kind of relieved I am not hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year but, if I were I think it would be fun to incorporate the small potted plants that people can take home with them. Such a cute idea!

Have a great week Leslie!

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

What great ideas here. I love the first one with the dried leaves - so simple and lovely and the little pot plants are also very clever. Keep well. x Sharon

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon @ Roses and Rust

These ideas are so simple and easy yet so elegant and perfect for adding that special touch.

November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFashion-isha

So many great ideas. Love the planted herbs with the name tag. Very clever!

November 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertaylor greenwalt

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