14 Creative DIY Place Cards For Your Turkey Day Table

Guess who's coming to dinner?

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Spoon Fork Bacon

Avoid any unnecessary holiday drama by making sure you have total control of the seating arrangement—and that starts with place cards. You could buy some, but these DIY options help add a personal touch. Not only do these look pretty, but with props like rosemary and clementines, these easy place cards will make the whole room smell amazing.

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Painted Pumpkins

Tell everyone where they're sitting in the cutest way possible. Bonus? They can take these home after as party favors.

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Molly Winters for Camille Styles
Rosemary Wreath Place Cards

Fresh rosemary sprigs add fragrance to these sweet little table wreaths.

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Cupcakes and Cashmere
Gilded Pumpkins

Turn tiny orange pumpkins into gold-dipped treasures and finish it all off with initial-stamped tags.

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More: 10 Thanksgiving Craft Ideas Your Adult Guests Will Love

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DIY Network
Printable Bunting

With a handy printable, you're just a click away from these customizable mini garlands.

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Jacquelyn Clark
Gold Dipped Leaves

Dog-eared in gold leaf, these simple place cards require little more than collecting a freshly-fallen batch of leaves.

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FREUTCAKE
Gilded Corn

All it takes is a coat of metallic to turn plain old corn into the most glam element of your tablescape.

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CAMILLE STYLES
Painted Pine Cone

Ask your little ones to collect pine cones from the back yard. A place card project that occupies your kids and takes minimal effort? Sign us up.

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Spoon Fork Bacon
Rosemary Sprigs

Your Thanksgiving table should smell fantastic — even before you bring out the turkey. These rosemary sprig place cards are fresh, simple, and elegant — and minimal enough to complement any tablescape.

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Dandee Designs
Shipshape Place Cards

These ship-shaped place cards are great fun for little ones (or anyone who's young at heart). Just print the template onto card stock, cut, glue, and fill for a seaworthy accent.

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Gilded Pears

Looking for a way to use up the last of the season's pear bounty? We love these elegant, gold-dipped pear place cards. The best part? They don't take long to put together — just make sure to allow for drying time.

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Minted Strawberry
Berry Topping

A mini bushel of offsets the bright with a moody but perfectly festive touch.

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Almost Makes Perfect
Cork Turkey

Have a bunch of leftover corks taking up space in your junk drawer? Put them to good use this Thanksgiving! This simple tutorial just asks that you draw and color your own feathers—you'll be astounded by how spiffy handmade artwork looks on your tablescape!

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Kitchen Confidante
Cranberry Wreath

While some might file these cranberry wreath place cards under "Christmas," we beg to differ—it's never too soon to start appreciating cranberries, and Thanksgiving has a strong cranberry tradition of its own. And who can resist a pop of bright red on Thanksgiving?

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More: Our Favorite Thanksgiving Wreath Ideas to DIY

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Mini Apples

These mini apple place holders will see you through this Thanksgiving, and the next, and the next… all with less than 30 minutes spent putting them together (not including the trip to the store!). How could anyone pass up such a simple, unobtrusive, and super-cute craft?

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