+ Pine cones and acorns are in abundance at this time of year. Pair them with a note of gratitude – either handwritten or printed on card stock – for a thoughtful place card option.
+ Simple is often the most sophisticated. Crisp leaves get a glittery touch by writing your guest’s names in gold ink in these two very different tabletop looks. The high contrast of sculpting your own conifers against a brown leaf – like Kate Pruitt did for Design*Sponge– is fresh and contemporary.
+ Miniature pumpkins are a versatile option for festive Thanksgiving decorating. Use a harvest-hued marker to write guest names on chic miniature white pumpkins, they layer them at each setting with a pretty napkin and scatter a few leaves. Alternatively, guests can claim their spot at the table with personalized flags created from festive ribbon or card stock. Cut them to size, glue them to a toothpick and stick in a gourd or pumpkin.
+ The Pilgrim caps were done by painting little miniature terracotta flowerpots.
+ The warm, tone-on-tone approach of writing the name on a simple leaf is more suitable for a casual gathering with friends.
I really love the idea of painting little terracotta flowerpots and leaves as place cards for a Thanksgiving dinner. Decorating for Thanksgiving just gets more fun and crafty! Which idea would you take?