Thanksgiving Name Cards

Thanksgiving Embroidery

If you want to make an impact at your Thanksgiving dinner why not try making some embroidered name cards?  They are super easy and cute and depending on what colors you use they can match your decor perfectly!  Plus your guests can take them home as a sweet little personalized gift.

What You Need

1. Embroider your leaves onto felt and then cut them out leaving an outline around each.  Cut your felt into 1.5″ x 6″ strips.


2.  Embroider names onto the strips close to the center.  I just use a pencil to write a name and then I stitch over the lines.  If you don’t like your handwriting you can always find a free font that you love, type the name, and then trace that onto your felt.

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Crushed Leaf Turkey Art


I decided to make a little turkey project with my guy today and I wanted something easy and made with things we already had.  I kept thinking of those crushed egg shell pictures and looked outside at all of the crunchy brown leaves and my little brain light bulb went off.

What You Need:

  • a piece of paper (cardstock worked for us)
  • a small bag of crunchy leaves
  • glue stick
  • marker

1. Draw an outline of a turkey, we ended up doing a silhouette but you could also do one with the feathers out around him.


2. Crush up your crunchy leaves inside your bag.  Just close up your bag and let your kid have fun smushing up something they are allowed to smush.

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5 Simple Thanksgiving Place Cards

I’ve seen so many cute, simple place card ideas around the web this year so I thought I would round them up in one place for you.  Some of these would take 10 minutes or less to throw together.  That’s my kind of project for the holiday season!

Place cards may not seem like a huge thing but I like to think that it is all in the details. When you pay attention to the little things, even if your guests don’t realize why, you’ve made them feel more at home.

Pumpkin Place Card by Oh Happy Day

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