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.)
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!
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.
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.
I used the same tags, but glued on a leaf from the dollar store.
Paint sample cards in fall colors make simple, modern name cards too.
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.
There you go! Six easy DIY place card ideas. I'm having a hard time deciding.
Which one is your favorite?