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.
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 leaves from the yard, grab a chalk 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.
Pinecone name cards
A piece of cardstock nestled in a pinecone makes a simple, woodland-inspired Thanksgiving pinecone name card from Rustic Wedding Chic.
Gold clothespin name cards
Spray paint and clothespins are all you need to recreate these simple gold clothespin name card holders from Centsational Girl.
Ribbon place cards
Stamp names on beautiful ribbon and tie them around the place setting like Make It Love It did with this intriguing idea.
Cornucopia place cards
These cornucopia place cards from Caramel Potatoes are not only absolutely adorable but delicious too! They are perfect for a kids table, or just for a table made up of overgrown kids.
Rosemary sprig place cards
Rosemary sprig place cards from The Kitchn can adapt to any herb you have on hand. Just be sure to use a tiny hole punch so the sprig stays in place.
Pie crust place cards
Pie crust letters spell out each guest’s name with these pie crust place settings from You Are My Fave. Just buy some alphabet letter cookie cutters and cut away at uncooked pie crust.
Gold glittered feathered Thanksgiving name cards
Mod Podge transforms an ordinary feather into a golden feather name card which Make Life Lovely makes look very easy to recreate.
Leaf cut out place cards
These leaf cut out place cards from Brit pop against a bowl of pinecones (or acorns!). Get creative with your surrounding decorations to make yours unique!
DIY turkey feather place cards
Okay, we swore no turkey place cards but this cork and feather almost-turkey name card holder from Almost Makes Perfect is too cute to pass up!
Pumpkin place card holders
These little pumpkins from Unoriginal Mom get a glitter makeover and a copper wire vine to create festive place cards for your holiday gathering.
Metallic Thanksgiving pumpkin name card holders
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!
Apple name cards
Stamped postal tags dress up nature’s fall bounty — apples — for a super simple apple name card like this one from Wedding Wire. We love the red and green mix of Macintosh apples!
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.