The Easiest DIY Placetags for Thanksgiving

Nov 2011

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday.  Family, friends, great food and my birthday, all rolled into one celebration.  What could be better?  But cooking for a lot of people can be stressful.  Here are two of my favorite DIY placetag projects to make your life a little easier.

 placetags pinecone2

If you have kids around that like to be part of the action, get out your craft supplies.  I loved making these with my nephew, and we keep them from year to year, adding in when necessary. Everyone always loves searing for their name at the Thanksgiving table. You’ll need:

  • pinecones
  • feathers
  • tags-office supple stores are great for these, or just cut circles out of card stock
  • markers or pencil
  • pipe cleaners

Make out all the name tags. Twist pipe cleaners around the pinecone and attach name tag at the end.  Glue in a few feathers and let dry.  They look like cute, little turkeys when your done!

placetags leaf3

For this even easier idea, gather up some leaves from outside and wipe them down with a moist towel.  It works better if the leaves still have a little moisture in them, so they don’t crumble. And they don’t have to be brown. The changing colors of leaves can make for a festive table depending on your decor.  Place the leaves in a heavy book overnight {if you have the time} to flatten them out.  Decorate with your favorite metallic pen.

The holidays needn’t be stressful.  Stop by next week for some cranberry classics!