Thanksgiving Place Cards

These are simple DIY place cards for your Thanksgiving table. For years I didn’t use place cards but as my gatherings have gotten larger I’ve found that placecards bring comfort to my guests because they know where they belong.  It also enables me to have different people sit with others to encourage community.

Supplies (makes 27 place cards, 9 per 1 solid cardstock)

  • 3 – 12 x 12 Pieces of solid cardstock – I used beige, clay, and dark brown.
  • 3 – 12x 12 pieces of fall themed cardstock – make sure the graphics are small so they can be appreciated (I used a paper with foil in it for shine.
  • Paper cutter capable to cutting 12×12 paper.
  • paper scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Fall themed stickers
  • Metallic markers for writing

Start by cutting the solid cardstock into 4″x4″ squares. You can measure it out using a ruler or use the guide on the cutter.


Now cut fall themed cardstock into 1/4″ strips. Then cut them into two 4″ strips and two 1-1/2″ strips.

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Fold your 4×4 squares in half to create a tent.


Now glue the strips around the edges  (use scissors to trim if necessary) and add a sticker to one corner.

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There is your place card.

For mine I mixed and matched between my papers and to create 9 different patterns match but are different. With the added stickers I have no 2 place cards that are the same.


I hope this helps inspire you to create your own place cards or perhaps create some place cards as a hostess gift (just let your hostess know your bringing them ahead of time so they can plan).

See you next time. Blessings,


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