Name cards are one of those tiny details that really pull a Thanksgiving table together, and these DIY Thanksgiving name cards are so simple, they won’t impact your prep timeline at all!
Our favorite Thanksgiving name cards take a simple fall item – think pumpkins and acorns – and add a simple handwritten tag. You can dress these name cards up or down depending on your table decor by adding a little more sparkle and shine, or keeping it simple and natural.
Here are just a few of our favorite Thanksgiving place cards.
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Felted acorn name cards
Save yourself the time crunch and have Fairyfolk on Etsy whip up these felted acorn place cards if you don’t want to do them yourself. However, how much fun would these be to make!
Simple leaf name cards
Gather up some beautiful flat fall leaves from the yard, grab a chalk marker or metallic paint pen, and you’ve got a simple leaf name card like this one from Once Wed that costs less than $5!
Scrabble name cards
Boxwood Clipping’s scrabble-inspired name card is easy to make and after you’re done dining, scoop all the tiles together and start an after-dinner game!
Kraft paper name tags
A simple twig is all you need to dress up a Kraft paper hang tag from Paper Source. Place it on top of a basic napkin, and you’ve got a simply elegant and natural place card.
Another mini pumpkin place holder, this one from Vicky Barone. This fun design is dressed up with metallic acrylic paint and homemade tags.
Golden leaf name cards
Cover a leaf with acrylic metallic paint, grab your sharpie and you’ve got a golden leaf name card like this one from Runaway Apricot.
Gilded harvest place cards
These gilded pumpkins from Cupcakes and Cashmere are easy to DIY with gold leaf sheets even though they look like they took days to make.
DIY twig and twine place cards
A few DIY steps and you’ve got twig and twine name card holders like these from Almost Makes Perfect. Table decorations don’t have to cost a fortune!
Leaves and layers name cards
These layered name cards with paper leaves in red and orange from My Stamp Lady are so festive and perfect for Thanksgiving your guests will think you worked for hours perfecting this very simple project.
Rosemary wreath name cards
Rosemary wreath name cards from Spook Fork Bacon are beautiful and simple to make with an added pleasant rosemary scent that will engulf your table and home.