Make Your Own Cute And Easy Thanksgiving Place Cards And Napkin Rings: 4 Unique Ideas

Make Your Own Cute And Easy Thanksgiving Place Cards And Napkin Rings: 4 Unique Ideas

With a few adorable and easy to follow projects for Thanksgiving place cards and napkin rings you can make this and every other festive seasons a very personalized and creative affair. You’ll be surprised how much you can achieve with a few wooden spoons, some acrylic paint and sticky letters, and twine. A hot glue gun will also come in …

With a few adorable and easy to follow projects for Thanksgiving place cards and napkin rings you can make this and every other festive seasons a very personalized and creative affair. You’ll be surprised how much you can achieve with a few wooden spoons, some acrylic paint and sticky letters, and twine. A hot glue gun will also come in handy but you can do without it just fine.

In addition, if you have some old napkin rings lying about, preferably from some past festivity, then you can make use of them as well. It’s a nice way to show thankfulness for what you have and had in a creative way. Also, it’s always good to reuse what you had previously written off as expired.

As for the centerpiece, some decorative and purposeful stacking of layered natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, dried fruits and flowers, leaves, and berries could do wonders for your homely Thanksgiving décor.

DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thanksgiving is the time to show your thankfulness for the blessings you have received and you show it by sharing it with your loved ones. Instead of a vastly lavish and elegant decore, the sentiment of thankful happiness is best carried by a cozy and personalized decoration. And DIY Thanksgiving place cards play right into the theme that extends your personal creativity and dedication. Here, we will touch on two creative DIY Thanksgiving place card ideas: the Wooden Spoon Place Card and the Leaf Napkin Ring.

Wooden spoon place card

Besides the obvious, the only other item you need to create your own wooden spoon cards is some acrylic paint. And a couple of paintbrushes to actually paint the spoons.

Start by painting the handles. You could paint all the spoons with a single color or if you’re feeling fancy, use different colors for each guest. Once they’re dry, use a contrasting color to write the names of each guest. You could also use a colorful sharpie instead. Next, just place them next to the corresponding plates. These are bound to catch some admiring looks.

Twine and leaf napkin ring

The Leaf Napkin Ring adds a touch of nature to your Thanksgiving table. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Faux leaf garland or real leaves
  • Twine
  • Hot glue gun

It’s always preferable to use colorful natural leaves but if you have faux leaves then cut them into individuals and place the stem over the twine (in a cross fashion). Next, tie the twine and secure the knot with a bit of hot glue. Repeat the process until you have a full napkin ring. Rinse and repeat until you have enough rings. Once done, wrap each napkin with your personalized napkin rings. It’s a rustic and elegant touch to impress your guests.

With these DIY Thanksgiving place cards and napkin rings, you can add a touch of creativity and warmth to your table décor. You can easily customize these easy to follow instructions to match your personal style and theme. Whether it’s the Wooden Spoon Place Card or the Leaf Napkin Ring, your guests will surely appreciate the thoughtful, warm and welcoming gesture.

DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving napkin rings are easy to make by yourself. There are ‘fancy’ classic options like wired ribbon with sticky letters as there are more rustic ones like faux/real leaves in twine. You could choose one or the other or you could mix and match to display some earthly panache. Let your imagination guide you.

Ribbon and letter

The classic ribbon and letter napkin ring serves a double purpose: it holds the napkin in shape and tells who is to sit where. In other words, it’s a place card as well as a napkin ring. Follow the easy instructions bellow to add this decorative yet practical element to your Thanksgiving table decoration:

  1. Gather wide wired ribbon, peel-and-stick letters, and cloth napkins (or thick paper napkins).
  2. Cut the ribbon into strips long enough to wrap around your napkins.
  3. Adhere the peel-and-stick letters to the ribbon, spelling out the names of your guests.
  4. Wrap the ribbon around the napkin and secure it with a safety pin.

As you can see it’s a few simple from ribbons and letters to rustic and elegance. As for the color of the ribbons, beige and earthly colors complement the fall season. Alternatively, kids of the family will love it if your make theirs with bright colored ribbons and letters. It shows some added care for the little guests.

Twine and leaves

You could do with just a single set of uniform napkin rings or you could also through in some irregular in the mix to give it more variety. The leaves and twine rings are something to consider in that respect. All you need is some colorful leaves from your yard and some twine to bind them with. First, place the stem of a leave on the twine and tie it. Next, secure the knot with some glue. Repeat the process until you have full ring. All that’s left is to wrap the napkins with the DIY ribbons.

With these easy to make Thanksgiving napkin rings you can ensure a memorable and warm dining experience for your guests. Don’t be afraid to try out your creativity. At the end of the day, your guests might leave with few new ideas themselves.

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Thanksgiving table decoration is a wholesome concept that included the making and decoration of the centerpiece and some sparse festival items on the table that work as a visual segue to the dining plates. It starts in the center.

Fruity/pumpkin centerpiece

The image of autumn is best captured by a rustic Thanksgiving centerpiece. To make an eye-catching piece you need a solid base, like a porcelain slab of beige or brown, and an assortment of dried fruits and flowers. Start with pinecones and arrange them in a blooming pattern. Apply a later of colorful autumn leaves and top it off with more dried fruits.

Alternatively, you could also make a base with pumpkins of different shapes, colors and sizes. With some berries and kale strewn over and around them, this centerpiece has a very earthly vibe to it. A wooden bowl of red and green apples goes well with both the centerpieces.

Repurposing old napkin rings

You can make use of old napkin rings that hasn’t been used in some time by repurposing them. Place card holders made of napkin rings show a flare for creativity and a knack for reusing old and apparently useless stuff. This is how you put old napkin rings to new and good use:

  1. Napkin rings with a flat surface serves best for the purpose.
  2. Freshen up the rings by cleaning any grime that may have accumulated on the surface.
  3. Choose a color that complements your Thanksgiving decor. Whether it’s a classic like copper or gold or a modern one like metallic or pastel it matters not. Now, paint the rings.
  4. Next, write the name of your guests on cardstock. There are nice printable templets available online as well.
  5. Once the paint is dry, place the rings beside each plate. Now, insert each name card into their respective rings. If the rings have a wide opening, the cards won’t appear too folded.

Repurposing your old napkin rings is a nice way to spruce up your Thanksgiving season with some rustic elegance and creativity. They are easy to make and has a certain classic air to them.

FAQs Of Thanksgiving Place Cards And Napkin Rings

When is Thanksgiving 2023?

Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 23, 2023.

How To Make A Napkin Ring For Thanksgiving?

Find sturdy natural or faux leaves and tie the stem of each with a twine. Secure the knot with glue. Include as many leaves necessary to make a complete ring.

How To Make A Centerpiece For Thanksgiving?

To make a centerpiece for Thanksgiving, layer pinecones, leaves, fruit, and gourds for a rustic look. Add smaller leaves to dinner plates for a cohesive theme. Use old napkin rings to create DIY Thanksgiving place cards and napkin rings for a creative touch.

What Can I Make Out Of Old Napkin Rings?

Old napkin rings can be made into DIY place card holders. You could also polish them to be used as simple napkin rings. Painted wooden spoons work nice as place cards as well.

How Do I Make DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Rings?

To make DIY Thanksgiving napkin rings, gather wooden leaves and tie each stem with a piece of twine. Secure the knot and see how may leaves you need to make one ring. Create accordingly.

What Materials Do I Need To Make Napkin Rings For Thanksgiving?

For DIY Thanksgiving napkin rings all you need are some faux/real leaves, pieces of twine and some hot glue.


Thanksgiving place cards and napkin rings that you make yourself is a beautiful way to extend the charm and warmth of the occasion while stoking your own sense of creativity. They also exhibit the host’s love for personalized appreciation for the guests. It’s a nice way to mark your Thanksgiving dining table as a warm memory for the participants.

From simple leaves and twine that make up your napkin rings to wooden spoons and repurposed napkin rings that make up your place card and card holders, it goes to show how much we have at our disposal without our realizing it. Hardly anything else encapsulates the essence of Thanksgiving.

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