Simple Thanksgiving Place Cards {+ printable}

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? If you’re having a bunch of people over, these simple Thanksgiving place cards are quick and easy to make, and a totally festive way to dress up your table!

10 minute DIY Thanksgiving place cards! Plus a free printable template!

These Thanksgiving place cards take less than ten minutes to make, and I’ve even provided a free printable template for you below so that you can create your own!

DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

Here’s what you need to make your own place cards: (affiliate links below to the products I used and recommend)

Note: I used chalk markers for this project because the chalk ink doesn’t run and it marks up the edges nicely. But you can use regular markers instead if you don’t have chalk markers; just be careful not to get too much ink on the edges of the leaves or the ink will run!

If you want the printable templates for these place cards, you can download them below!

Start by cutting out the leaves from your cardstock. If you have a Silhouette cutting machine, you can use the Silhouette sketch pens to draw the name onto the leaves before you cut them. If not, you can either print the names before you cut them out, or if you’re handwriting is nice, feel free to write the names on by hand with a gel pen!

(If you haven’t used Silhouette sketch pens before, they’re super easy to use! Here’s a detailed tutorial on how to use sketch pens if you want some more info!)

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Once your leaves are cut out, use a chalk marker to add a bit of color around the edges of the leaf.

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Set the place cards in the middle of the place settings, and you’re done!

10 minute DIY Thanksgiving place cards! Plus a free printable template!

10 minute DIY Thanksgiving place cards! Plus a free printable template!

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Kristin says

    8 years ago

    These are super cute, perfect for thanksgiving!

  2. Crystal says

    10 years ago

    These are so pretty! I love how you outlined the leaves. Love them! Thanks for the great idea 🙂

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