5 Creative DIY Place Cards Ideas – 2021 Thanksgiving Table Decorations

by Kremy

When it comes to a festive dinner, a decorated table adds to the mood and atmosphere. It doesn’t matter whether it is Easter, Christmas, Halloween, birthday or anniversary, wedding, etc. It is on special occasions and holidays when the family dinner can get more formal and we have some easy and creative DIY place cards ideas that will be a fantastic addition to your Thanksgiving tablescape.

DIY Place Cards for Thanksgiving – an easy craft for kids and adults

DIY Place Cards Ideas 2021 Thanksgiving Table Decorations

A thanksgiving dinner is a family affair and often the number of diners gets quite big which requires a careful planning of menu and drinks. Certainly, you will prepare appetizers, roasted turkey, dinner rolls, side dishes, dessert, you will spend time planning the shopping, cooking, entertaining and organizing the time with family. Plan your sitting arrangements, this will save time and everyone asking you “Where do I sit?” Of course, you can buy place cards from a store, but they will be so much more special if you make them yourself. DIY Place Cards ideas are not only fun but they will save you money and will make everyone feel really special. Look at these easy place card crafts and find your inspiration for this year’s Thanksgiving!

DIY Fall Leaf Place Card for Thanksgiving

DIY Fall Leaf Place Card for Thanksgiving



  • Leaves
  • Gold Paint
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Tulle (or container of choice – cheesecloth, mason jar, etc.
  • A sharpie
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Mulling Spices


Cut the tulle into circles.

Add your mulling spices into the center of the tulle circle.

DIY Fall Leaf Place Card for Thanksgiving tutorial

Bundle them up and tie off with some baker’s twine.

Paint each leaf with gold paint, and allow to dry.

Use a sharpie to write the names of your guests on the leaves.

Add them to the mulling spice sachets. Simply tie a tight bow around the stem of the leaves.

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts – DIY Rosemary Wreath Place Cards

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts DIY Rosemary Wreath Place Cards


  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire (or twist ties)
  • Name tags


Cut the rosemary sprigs to a length of about 8 inch/20 cm. Hold them in a water bath for a bit to make them more flexible.

Tie the ends of the rosemary sprig together with floral wire.

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts DIY Rosemary Wreath Place Cards Tutorial

Disguise the wire by tying beautiful twine bows.

Prepare name tags for each of the guests.

Place a tag with the guest’s name on each rosemary wreath.

DIY Ferrero Rocher Mini Pumpkin Place Card Holders

DIY Mini Pumpkin Place Card Holders


  • Ferrero Rocher chocolates
  • Orange tissue paper
  • Floral wire
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Pencil
  • Name tags


Take off the brown cups of the Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

Cut a square of tissue paper about 6” x 6”(15x 15 cm.)

Place the Chocolate in the middle.

Take the floral wire and, using the wire cutters cut a piece of about 7 (18 cm) inches.

DIY pumpkin thanksgiving place card ferrero rocher

Wrap the wire around the pencil leaving about an inch (2,5cm) of straight wire at the bottom.

Take the two first loops and squish them together tight to make the place card holder.

Insert the flat end of the wire in the middle of the chocolate and bunch the tissue paper around it.

Tie the tissue paper with twine.

Cut the excess twine and tissue paper.

Insert the place card on top of the wire.

How to Make Gilded Pumpkin Place Cards

How to Make Gilded Pumpkin Place Cards


  • Spray adhesive
  • Mini pumpkins
  • Gold leafing
  • Painters tape
  • Sponge brush


Wrap painters tape around the middle of the pumpkin, covering the bottom half.

Lightly coat one section of the pumpkin with spray adhesive.

Press the gold foil down on sticky section of the pumpkin, gently patting with the dry sponge brush. Then slowly peel back the wax paper- leaving only the gold foil.

How to Make Gilded Pumpkin Place Cards tutorial

Continue steps two and three on the entire top half of the pumpkin, filling in all the grooves. Then carefully peel off the tape and, using the same dry sponge brush, pat down the gold foil to ensure it lies flat.

DIY Thanksgiving Gold Corn Place Holders

DIY Thanksgiving Gold Corn Place Holders


  • Dried miniature Indian corns
  • Gold spray paint
  • Gold paint pen


Spray the corns with gold spray paint avoiding the husk and allow to dry completely.

Write guests names on the husk of each corn with a paint pen.

How to make Thanksgiving Gold Corn Place Card Holders Tutorial

Place golden corn place holders on each table setting.

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