Hi One Creative Mommy readers, I’m Laura and I blog over at The Experimental Home. I am a trained scientist, but these days I do all my experimenting at home, in the kitchen or craft room. On my blog, I write all about my creative experiments. I believe you can create anything with a little experimentation. I am so excited that Heidi invited me to guest post for her today.
For the last several years, my husband and I have had quiet Thanksgivings. I was always so thankful for the quiet time to reflect and eat turkey in our pajamas. This year, Thanksgiving will be anything but quiet. We are hosting a bunch of family from out of town, not to mention our baby boy has grown into an active toddler. Since, Thanksgiving is shaping up to be a fun and crazy day, I decided to come up with a way to ensure that we all had a chance to be thankful and built a meaningful moment right into the place setting.
To make these thankful place cards, I printed a simple design with everyone’s names onto textured paper (but any paper or card stock would work). I trimmed the place cards down to size and punched a hole right at the top and bottom of the design.
FInally, I stuck a regular ol’ number 2 pencil that I spray painted gold (after taping off the eraser) through both holes. The resulting place cards look simple, sweet and stylish as the focus of my Thanksgiving place setting.
Once all filled out, everyone will need somewhere to put their place card. I wrapped a plastic can from our recycling with some pretty gold and white ribbon (I just love ribbon), hot gluing it in place. A few dry beans in the bottom, and it became the perfect place to collect thanksgivings.
Would you like to print some thankful place cards for your Thanksgiving celebration this year? Well you are in luck, because I am sharing the free printable with you. Click HERE and save to your computer. You will download the printable as a .pdf form. To add your guests names, open the file in Adobe Reader, and simply type the names into the fields. Names up to 8 letters long should fit well. Print them out, trim them up, stick a pencil through, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.
I’m so excited to have discovered Laura’s blog. She has such fantastic ideas! These thankful place cards will be a perfect complement to the Thankful Tree that my family uses all month long. Have you checked out Laura’s site yet? Here are some of her favorite projects (the images are linked), and I think they may be mine, too!!! Isn’t the dog art awesome? I may have to come up with my own version!
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