Personalized Thanksgiving Place Cards

11.18.2012

Hello! It's Mareth from Lime Riot here with a crafty project inspired by my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving!! I love the food (of course) and the chance to pause and say "thank you" to the friends and family that make the whole year special. As a way to show gratitude to Thanksgiving guests, I put together these appreciation pockets that double as place cards.
They are quick and simple to put together so it would be easy to create these for all of your guests!
Supplies
- Book pages or scrap book paper
- Alphabet stamps (optional)
- Scrap paper
- Scissors
- Glue
- Sewing machine


Step 1: Create the name card
I chose to stamp the name (my hubby's in this case) with alphabet stamps onto a piece of card stock, but you could also hand write or even print your names off. I stitched the name to a small piece of linen and then glued that to another piece of card stock. You can do as much or as little with this step as you like. It would be fun to coordinate the colors with the rest of your table. Once you're happy with the name card, set it aside and save it for later.


Step 2: Write your appreciation fortunes

Come up with a few things you want to thank your guest for and write them down on small strips or scraps of paper. Position them in the middle of the book page or scrap book paper that you'll be using for your pocket and place the other page on top to make a sandwich.

Step 3: Stitch your pocket together
Stitch around the outside of the pocket you just put together.


Step 4: Perforate the pocket
To make your pocket easier for your guests to open, perforate one side. Remove the top and bobbin thread from your sewing machine. Push one of the short sides of your pocket through the machine as if you were sewing it with thread.

This will leave a series of holes in the paper. You'll also want to cut one end of the row of holes you just made so that your guests will know where to pull and the thread at that spot is snipped.




Step 5: Glue your name card to your pocket
Attach your name card to the pocket that you've just stitched up! I used rubber cement but any glue would be fine. Now, set the table and make your guests feel extra loved and appreciated!



Happy Thanksgiving!

8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I love this idea. Truly genius!

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  2. Mareth, These are just the most darling idea!!! ANd everyone at the table will feel so warm and welcomed!

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  3. These are so awesome! I love any excuse to sew these days:)

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  4. As always, Mareth, this tutorial rocks! I love this idea. A fun way to affirm those we love with something as practical as a place card.
    Amazing!

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  5. This is such a thoughtful idea for a place card. I especially love the hidden thanks inside :)

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  6. These are such a cute idea! It will make your guests feel so special!

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