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26 Thanksgiving Place Cards You’ll Want on Your Table

Elevate your table setting with these gorgeous name tags.

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Birds of a feather

Pay homage to that bird on your table with some feather name cards that will get guests flocking to their seats. Head to Homework to find out how to make your own. (Looking for a stress-free Thanksgiving? Get our FREE guide for an unforgettable Thanksgiving. You’ll get easy recipes, kid-friendly crafts and games, inspiring traditions, and more ideas for the best holiday yet.)

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Chalk it up

Wooden signs get a trendy twist with chalkboard paint. Add monograms for an even fresher take. Learn to make your own from Eleven Magnolia Lane.

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Glitter and glitz

Plain foam pumpkins get a flashy upgrade with a hefty sprinkle of glitter. Write in cursive to add to the glamorous feel. Find out more from Unoriginal Mom.

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Spice it up

With the help of a cinnamon stick, flowers get an autumnal touch perfect for a Thanksgiving table setting. Head over to My Soulful Home to find out how to make one. (Related: Here’s how to master your Thanksgiving table setting.)

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Make like a tree

This mix of burlap and glitter is country chic at its best, and the leaf motif will remind you of how thankful you are for fall’s gorgeous colors. Check out Typically Simple for the instructions. (Related: Check out these smart uses for clothespins you never thought to try.)

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Grateful table

Incorporate the heart behind Thanksgiving by expressing your appreciation for every guest with your table setting. Click here for the directions from Bloom Designs. (Related: The health benefits of gratitude are pretty astounding.)

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Pinned down

Upright or laid down, clothespins make a simple base for nameplates. Make it festive with metallic paint and a few faux berries. Get the directions from Centsational Girl.

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Word search

Make it easy for guests to find their seats, then treat them to the fun of hunting for hidden Thanksgiving-related words. Get the directions from My So Called Crafty Life. Kids might also like playing these Thanksgiving games.

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Sweet life

Give your guests a sweet palate cleanser by rooting their names in a jar of candy corn. Click here to find out how Sweet Metel Moments made these.

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Gobble gobble

Printable place cards make it easy to customize each nameplate. Click here to get the layout at Home Cooking Memories.

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Fill in the blank

For a place setting decoration that lets guests choose their seats, try a fill-in-the-blank card that lets guests express gratitude. This woodsy pencil fits the Thanksgiving feel. Head over to Crafting Chicks for the instructions.

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Boatloads of fun

Candies aboard the base make these adorable Mayflower place cards extra sweet.

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Shipping out

These Mayflower-inspired place cards are sure to spark conversation. Get the directions from Dandee.

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Pretty useful

These cute nametags won’t cram up any extra room on your feasting table because they double as eating utensils. Plus, you can use the silverware year after year, switching up the names. Find out how Vicky Barone made them here.

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Metal head

Metallic paint elevates mini pumpkins to make a gorgeous place card. Find out how to make them from Vicky Barone.

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Take it or leaf it

With nothing more than a leaf and a gold paint pen, these beautiful name cards come together effortlessly. Get the full directions from Vicky Barone.

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Stamped and ready

Tie stamped plates around a burlap napkin with twine for a rustic addition to your Thanksgiving setting. Check out the full instructions from Vicky Barone.

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Feeling fruity

Painting a color block design on pears for the foundation of a lovely, minimalist place card. Head over to Almost Makes Perfect to find out how.

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Stick it

This rustic twig and twine name cards will make your Thanksgiving table look cottage chic. Learn how to make them at Almost Makes Perfect.

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What a turkey

This minimalist turkey looks adorable, and gives you an excuse to break into more wine as you prep for guests. Check out how Almost Makes Perfect made them.

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Think pink

A neon pink touch puts a modern twist on a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Visit Camille Styles for the full instructions.

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Wheat seat

A single sprig of wheat is a simple but impactful way to decorate a place setting. Find out more from Camille Styles.

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Hat trick

These cute pilgrim hat place settings make will spark conversations as guests fill in what they’re thankful for. Get the directions from Made with Happy.

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Easy as pie

Get your guests excited for dessert even before the turkey comes out with these adorable pumpkin pie place settings. Learn how to make your own from Alana Jones-Mann.

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Spelled out

Scrabble tiles are a fun way to spell out guests’ names, but chalkboard tiles make it easy to match your décor to your table. Find the directions at In My Own Style.

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White out

White painted pumpkins look modern and clean for a unique Thanksgiving tabletop. Learn how to make your own from Ella Claire.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s Medscape.com and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.