Thanksgiving Place Card Holders

We absolutely love fall and all that it brings… crisp air, beautiful colors, and family time. Today we are going to show you how to make these adorable Thanksgiving place card holders…

These place card holders would make the perfect accent to your Thanksgiving table or simply a sweet family meal together. The little clothespin can hold a picture, a note, or the person’s name. Ours is holding  a little leaf…but won’t it be perfect with their name written on it for that special meal! Now let’s get started…

Supplies Needed to create your Thanksgiving Place Card Holders…

 Step 1…

Gather your supplies. Paint your easel the antique white color.

Thanksgiving Place Card HoldersPaint the canvas the Christmas red color.  Allow each one to dry thoroughly. You may need to paint more than  one coat. Lightly rub the Cinnamon Brown paint onto the clothespin, giving it an antiqued look rather than a solid brown color. Let all these dry completely.

 Step 2…

Once your canvas and easel are completely dry, use a sharp object to gently punch holes in the corners of the canvas. We used a bamboo skewer and punched the holes from the back of the canvas to the front.

thanksgiving place card holders

Step 3…

Cut a piece of burlap 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. Gently fray the edges by pulling about 3 strands of burlap out of each of the 4 sides. Place the burlap on the front of the canvas and push the brads through the burlap and holes that you have already punched. Flip the canvas over and open up the brads to hold the burlap in place. Finally use your glue gun to simply glue the mini clothespin onto the burlap!

thanksgiving place card holders

Now you have a sweet, little Thanksgiving place card holder! The possibilities for customizing this are endless and you could use it for so many other things! We just love how it all came together…

We hope that you are enjoying this fall season! You might also want to check out our Pottery Barn Inspired Jar Vase and our Thankful Bucket  Garland!


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  1. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, thanksgiving themed linky party, live today!

  2. Those are so darned cute, easy, affordable and most likely pretty quick to make. Great project. Thx for sharing. Happy Week.

  3. These are so cute! I like how they can be used for just about any occasion.

  4. I love the little mini easel… how cute is that? And I love that you can switch them out to fit other holidays. Darling!

  5. So sweet!!

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