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.

embroidered name

3.  Match the edges of your strip to make a circle and then place a line of hot glue to attach the ends together.  Hot glue a leaf near the stitched name.  You could always stitch everything together instead of using glue!


4.  Decorate your table by using your rings as napkin rings or just stand them up among some fall decor!



You still have time to add a special touch to your Thanksgiving table so don’t wait to get your hand embroidery leaf pattern!!

Happy Stitching!

Do you have any fun Thanksgiving traditions?  A bunch of our family lives in PA (we grew up there) so they come here to NC to visit every Thanksgiving.  So the Friday after Thanksgiving is “Christmas” with all of them!  It’s so much fun to still be able to celebrate with them.

I’m sharing this project at TatertotsandJello!

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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.

3. Put glue on small areas and start pressing your leaf bits into it.



4. Cover it as much or as little as you want and then let your little one write the word turkey if they know how.



5. Hang up your piece of fall art work!


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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

Bittersweet Ball Place Card by Karen Lidbeck-Brent

Fruit place card by Sew Many Ways

Napkin Placecard by Country Living

Quick Place Card by Martha Stewart

All of these place settings are so fun, it’s hard to choose one of them.  Which one is your favorite?

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