The Pin Junkie: Easy DIY Place Card Ideas

Easy DIY Place Card Ideas

Easy DIY Place Card Ideas
Easy DIY Place Card Ideas

Things are pretty casual at my house and our family meals certainly reflect that, but on Thanksgiving I like to be a little more formal.  Guests really appreciate the effort when you do a little something extra to make them feel special, too.  The last two Thanksgivings I've made personalized place cards and everyone really liked them.  With some inspiration from Pinterest, I'm trying out a few ideas to see what to do for this year's place cards.  If you're needing some fresh ideas for dressing up your Thanksgiving table, here are six easy options to make creative name cards.  With just a few changes, these ideas would work for any time of the year.  You might even have many of the materials for making these easy DIY place card ideas.  If not, the materials are inexpensive to buy. (I got many of my materials at the dollar store.)

dollar tree framed place card

I used these framed place cards last year.  I couldn't pass up these cute little teeny tiny frames at the dollar store and I bought six of them.  I printed each person's name and popped them in the frames.  Easy!

dollar tree framed place card

I made these place cards the year before.  I designed them in Word before I knew about PicMonkey.  (PicMonkey is so much easier!)  I printed them on heavy card stock, colored in the leaves with a fine tip marker, and added a few dots of glue and glitter.

printable place card personalized

Here are the name cards I'm thinking about doing this year.  I added a strip of washi tape to the bottom of a blank tag and wrote names on each card for an easy modern look.

place card wahsi tape diy modern

I used the same tags, but glued on a leaf from the dollar store.

fall leaf place card
 

Paint sample cards in fall colors make simple, modern name cards too. 

paint sample place card diy

Salt shakers make sweet little bud vases.  It's easy to pick up a few sets at the dollar store.  I realize these flowers are a bit summery for Thanksgiving.  I used what was in my front yard (can you believe I still have flowers blooming in November!) and I would probably use flowers that have traditional fall colors.  I wrapped a piece of washi tape around the salt shaker, too.  To add a name, just write it on the washi tape before sticking it to the salt shaker. 

dollar tree salt shaker bud vase

There you go!  Six easy DIY place card ideas.  I'm having a hard time deciding.
Which one is your favorite?


Inspired by these place card pins: leaves, more leaves, and tag.


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24 comments:

  1. Love your place cards ideas, Bonnie- especially the silver framed one!!! Thank you so much for sharing on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!! I'm definitely pinning it on our board!!!! http://www.pinterest.com/cdloken/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-favorites/

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  2. These ideas are wonderful! I'm pinning onto my "party" board. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So cute! I love the salt shaker mini-bouquet. Pinning to my party planning board!

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  4. these are lovely. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

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  5. I think that name cards are fun to dress up your Thanksgiving or Christmas table. Thanks for sharing these fun ideas with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Love these place cards. I love entertain dinner at home and these are very helpful.
    Thank you,
    Ellya
    @CuriositaEllya

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  7. Great place card ideas - thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. My fave is the tag with leaf on the napkin. Cute idea for tags - I love tags but never can decide what to use them for. This is a keeper idea. Thanks.

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  9. There is some great inspiration here! Too bad I didn't see this before our Canadian thanksgiving! lol. Thanks for sharing!
    Lindi @ www.lovecreatecelebrate.com

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  10. Love these ideas, so easy and creative! Saying hello fro the lou lou girls link party! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  11. So cute! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  12. Such a nice bunch of place cards for the table, I especially like the little frame one.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  13. Thank you so much for linking up to Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. I pinned these adorable place cards.

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  14. I love these ideas! They make the table settings look extra special!
    Shelley

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  15. Love these, especially the paint chip idea! They would also make great labels for food on the buffet table! I am a new follower!

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  16. Bonnie, these are adorable! Thanks for sharing at the Retro Re-Pin Party. I like the first framed one best.

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  17. These are great Bonnie. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

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  18. Easy and great place card ideas. Thank you for linking up at Bloggers Brag weekly pinterest party. I have pinned to Bloggers brags pinterest board.We would love to see you again next monday.

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  19. Wow so simple and elegant! I love giving parties at myhome and these are great ideas! Love if you share this at my Fabulous Friday Party! Hugs Maria
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-4/

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  20. What lovely ideas! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

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  21. Love these, and the paint sample is genius! Thanks for sharing :)
    XOXO

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  22. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this to my Thanksgiving Round-Up on Natural and Free. They're great!

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  23. I love these ideas! Thank you for sharing at The Handmade Hangout. Featuring at Redouxinteriors this evening. -K

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