Saturday, November 15

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Place Cards Using Scrapbooking Paper

First, for those of you who have never used them before, you may be wondering what exactly is a place card?  
A place card is a card or something similar bearing a person's name and used to mark their place at a dining or meeting table.
It’s really anything you wish to use with a name tag on it, placed on the table for assigned seating. 

The placing of the place cards are usually never set in stone at my house. As guests arrive they like to rearrange where they and others are sitting.  Some guests wish to sit next to other guests (or far away from them), so they just move their place card. 

My kids like to keep their personalized place cards as a keepsake each year and we have fun making them. 
Some years I purchase place cards and just embellish them, but most years I make them myself.

Here is an easy place card to make from scrapbooking paper, glue and bead stickers.  You can hand write the names on each or if you have terrible handwriting like I do, use Microsoft Word Doc to create and print the names.
Supplies for Place Cards
Supplies Needed
Fall themed scrapbooking paper
Glue stick
Scissors or paper cutter
Bead or jewel stickers
Cut strips of scrapbooking paper

Cut the desired size strips of a solid color sheet of scrapbooking paper.  I use a little heavier weight paper for this step and remember to use fall colors.
Next fold the strip of paper in half.
Now fold the ends of the strip of paper about an inch or two.
This should make a triangle shape.  Glue the two end folded sections together to form the bottom of the place card, and form a triangle.

Fold strip in the middle, fold on ends and glue

Next, using a fall themed sheet of scrapbooking paper cut out a square of paper, smaller than the front surface of the tri-folded place card.  This sheet of paper should have a pattern such as fall leaves or turkeys or pumpkins, etc.
Glue the square onto the place card front.
Now cut an even smaller square of solid color scraping paper.  This square should also be a light solid color.  
Hand print names or create in Microsoft Word Doc

This is where you will hand write each quest’s name or if you are creating the names in a Word Doc, print them, cut them out and then glue onto this square of paper.

The final step is optional but fun.  I purchased a package of beads and pearls stickers in fall colors to embellish the place cards.  I also let the kids decorate their own!
Place cards finished and decorated with bead stickers

Happy Thanksgiving,


My place card decorate by me!

Ready for quests and Thanksgiving dinner

T ... Turkeys, tablecloths, being together,
H ... Happiness & homes to protect from cold weather, 
A ... Aunts and uncles, a reunion in Fall, 
N ... Nieces and nephews, family members all! 
K ... Kind-hearted kin coming over for dinner, 
S ... Surely we'll have fun, but we won't get thinner! 
G ...Gourds and pumpkins, arms open wide. 
I ... Indians and Pilgrims we remember with pride. 
V ...Very special times-there could even be snow. 
I ... Imagine what it was like at Plymouth long ago. 
N ...Never forget how the settlers led the way, 
G ...Giving thanks and blessing this special day. 


Anonymous said...

These are super cuteeee !!! .. you just have a wonderful life. Continue to give thanks to the Lord for Giving you such a Life like that. You are very Blessed !

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

Thank you, and I agree and I do! ; }