While I am still finishing up a few details for my Thanksgiving tablescape…and I’d better hurry…I wanted to show you a few options I have come up with for easy-to-make place cards! Most of them will be reusable, too. Well, in fact all of them are reusable since the same crowd shows up at my house for Thanksgiving each year…my family! lol
Of course, I would not know how to operate without the assistance of my helpful staff! Here, our CEO Ozzie is checking out the acorns for proper spin. You never know when you might need to spin an acorn!
A quick trip to Cost Plus World Market for the first three items on the list plus digging through my junk drawer (Do you have one, too?) netted me everything that I needed:
- Faux leaves
- Chalkboard labels (chalk included)
- Pinecone mini turkeys
- Jute twine
- Hole puncher
- Sharpie marker
- Mini pumpkins (Mine are real but faux is fine…whatever you have)
Option One…Write the name of your guests on the faux leaves using your Sharpie and top with a mini pumpkin…easy! Just arrange them on the napkins at each place and voilà!
Or for another spin, place the napkin between the salad plate and the dinner plate and place the leaf on the plate…simple but pretty!
Option Two…Punch holes in one of the leaves and in a chalkboard label. Tie around the napkin using jute twine. Add the names of your guests last since the chalk tends to smear. The chalkboard labels are sticky on the back but they don’t seem to stick very well to the leaves so the twine solves that problem.
Option Three…Place the chalkboard labels on note cards, letting the sticky side adhere, and cut around them. Punch holes on each side and thread a piece of jute twine through the holes, tying knots to hold it in place. Add your guests’ names and hang around a mini pumpkin. I placed one of the leaves underneath to give it a little more presence on the napkin.
Option Four…Make the chalkboard tags following the directions for Option Three and hang them around the little pinecone turkeys. Add them to the napkins at each place.
And there you have it…some fun options for making place cards for your Thanksgiving table…all from the same materials! Now I just have to decide which one I like the best and add them to my tablescape before I reveal it! Do you have one you like best?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Thanksgiving place cards! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
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The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
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