30 DIY Thanksgiving Placecard & Tablescape Ideas

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30 Thanksgiving Tablescape & Place Card Ideas | 11 Magnolia LaneIt’s almost time for Thanksgiving, and I always feel like that’s the official kick off to the holiday season, don’t you?  We’re hosting family and friends for dinner this year–I think we’ll be 15 at the table although the number is still shifting–and I have been looking for ideas to make my holiday table beautiful.  If you’re doing the same thing, then look no further, because we’ve got you covered!

Amy wrote a great post about the Thanksgiving table, and how hospitality is Biblical; it’s still one of my favorites, and you can read it {here}.  And if you need recipe ideas, then check out {this} post from last year.  It includes all of our favorites!

I’ve rounded up 30 of my favorite table settings and place card ideas; for more information about any of them, just click on the link under each photo for the source.  And if you pin, please pin from the original blog post–the creators of all this awesomeness will really appreciate it!

Without any further ado, let’s get started with this darling cork and feather place card from Carolyn’s Homework:

Amy uses browns, whites, and the reds of dried hydrangeas to great effect here, and includes the free “Give Thanks” printable for your table:

I absolutely adore all things chalkboard, and these chargers from Linda at It All Started With Paint are adorable.  That pumpkin made out of dryer vent is so creative, too!

As a random aside, if you ever find yourself at dinner with Linda while in Chicago at a blogger event, be aware that she WILL convince you to have a second AND a third glass of wine!  Of course, I take full responshability for my actions!  🙂

I’m not sure what I love the most about Tania’s dining room (Run to Radiance)–you just have to see it all!

Breanna at BrePurposed combined so many rustic elements to make these gorgeous place markers:

Source:  BrePurposed

Source: BrePurposed

This is my place setting from last year, and you can tell that I love rustic (like Breanna) and chalkboard (like Linda) elements:

Meredith at Unoriginal Mom used her Silhouette to create these pumpkin place cards (I am always looking for Silhouette projects!):

Kelly at My Soulful Home mixed china (love that!) and floral elements for these place markers.  And yes, that’s a cinnamon stick around the stems!

Dusty at All Things G&D uses pine cones tipped with white for her place cards, and I think it’s awesome that they’ll work for both Thanksgiving AND Christmas:

Meegan at What Meegan Makes shows us eight different DIY place cards, so there’s truly something for every taste!

If you don’t sew, you can still make these burlap place card envelopes.  Amy at Atta Girl shows you how, and I love how she used vintage jewelry to bedazzle hers:

Michelle at Dandelion Patina show us her entire beautiful tablescape, but for some reason my favorite part is this gourd that’s wearing a grapevine wreath:

Diane from An Extraordinary Day uses gold (my favorite) on her fall table:

But then she also goes for the natural look here (LOVE THAT DECOY!):

Emily at Two Purple Couches never disappoints–check out this sweater-covered vase–and those arrows are awesome!

Dee at The CSI Project chose pink as an accent color for her table–so unexpected and fun!

And sweet Christina at The Frugal Homemaker created this beautiful table setting from pieces that she found at–wait for it–Wal-mart!

I am definitely going to ask my husband to make me some of these wood chargers like Marty at Marty’s Musings has on her table:

Vanessa at DIY 180 mixes golds, reds, and burlap on this pretty table:

Thanksgiving Tablescape2

Source: DIY 180

To hold your flowers, how about a fall-colored mason jar?  Michelle at Weekend Craft shows us the easy DIY:

Barbara at The Everyday Home creates this rustic pumpkin basket–you could easily put flowers or pinecones in it, too:

I love the unexpectedness of using butternut squash or gourds as vases.  What a great idea from Vidya at What’s Ur Home Story!

And last, but certainly not least, these burlap and clothespin place cards from Kelly at Typically Simple would be great for the kids to help with!

Phew!  That’s a whole lot of talent in one blog post, isn’t it?  Thanks so much to all these wonderful bloggers for letting me share their work with you, and thanks for stopping by!

30 Thanksgiving Tablescape & Place Card Ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane


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  1. Thanks for including me, Christy! I’m pinning your post now!

  2. So much amazing inspiration here! So honored to be included 🙂 Thank you!!

  3. Christy, Thank you so much for including my cinnamon stick place cards in your fabulous round up! I really appreciate it!

  4. Thank you so much for including my sweater vase tablescape! There is SO MUCH good stuff in this round-up! I am already inspired to start crafting up tablescapes and place settings for Christmas!!

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