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 some of our favorite Thanksgiving 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 DIY them.
Gather up some leaves from the yard, grab a chalk or metallic paint pen and you’ve got a simple leaf name card that costs less than $5!
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! Missing a few letters? Buy Scrabble tiles in bulk!
A piece of cardstock nestled in a pinecone makes a simple, woodland-inspired Thanksgiving pinecone name card.
Spray paint and clothespins are all you need to recreate these simple name card holders from Centsational Girl.
Stamp names on grosgrain ribbon and tie them around the placesetting.
Golden apples are right at home on a tree slab.
Rosemary sprig place cards can adapt to any herb you have on hand. Just be sure to use a tiny hole punch so the sprig stays in place.
Mod Podge transforms an ordinary feather into a golden feather place card.
Leaf cut out place cards pop against a bowl of pinecones (or acorns!).
Okay, we swore no turkey place cards but this cork and feather almost-turkey name card holder is too cute to pass up!
Little pumpkins get a glitter makeover and a copper wire vine.
Another mini pumpkin place holder, this time dressed up with metallic acrylic paint and homemade tags.
Cover a leaf with acrylic metallic paint, grab your sharpie and you’ve got a golden leaf name card.
Gilded pumpkins are easy to DIY with gold leaf sheets.
A few DIY steps and you’ve got twig and twine name card holders.
Stamped postal tags dress up nature’s fall bounty – apples – for a super simple apple name card. We love the red and green mix of Macintosh apples!