easy diy thanksgiving place cards

I love a good craft project, and this time of year lends itself to a lot of indoor crafty time. But in full disclosure, I also love when craft projects are easy to do and fairly inexpensive. With Thanksgiving already next week (WHAT), I thought I’d share a fun little project that’s both practical and cute. Bonus: if you’ve got little ones, it’s so easy, they can join in on the fun too.

I’m a sucker for pumpkins – traditional orange carving pumpkins, ugly warty pumpkins, fantasy Cinderella pumpkins – all of ’em. And these mini white pumpkins are so pretty, I’ve had them scattered throughout our kitchen. Now that Halloween is over, I was thinking about how I could recycle them for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enter: Thanksgiving place cards.



  • miniature pumpkins (any color will do)
  • foraged leaves (this is the best part!)
  • paint and a small paintbrush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Paint names of dinner guests on each leaf.
  2. Hot glue the stem of the leaf to the stem of the pumpkin.
  3. Display on each guest’s dinner plate. That’s it!




I really can’t believe Thanksgiving snuck up so quickly, but I’m 100% ready for the holiday break – to go back home, spend time with family, and eat A WHOLE LOT OF FOOD.

Also, a Thanksgiving weeked in Big Bear and New York City, plus another Thanksgiving kids craft.

-wonderland sam


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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

5 thoughts on “easy diy thanksgiving place cards

    1. Thank you! 🙂 These leaves are from the only tree in my neighborhood that has changed colors/started dropping them. I’m in LA, so seasons are, unfortunately, pretty non-existent. Where do you live?

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