First, we found a nice piece of a tree branch that we were going to use in our fire pit and cut it into these nice chunks with a jigsaw for each family member. Then we drilled a small hole on the top of each chunk of wood so we could insert our metal spike for our name tag.
We took some sturdy craft wire and bent it into a swirl at the top to hold the name tag, added a decorative bead, then wrapped the wire at the bottom around a pencil to create the spiral in the middle, then kept the bottom end straight so it can be inserted into the wood chunk. Then we hot glued the metal spike into the chunk, then hot glued a small piece of moss around the spike to make the place card holder look more woodsy.
The last thing that we had to do was create the actual place card and we decided on “Gobble On” with each family members name written on the bottom of the card. We then cut each place card out & laminated them. Whala! Instant Thanksgiving place card holders for your family to enjoy!
Make some creative place card holders for your family – you still have time! Be creative, it’s amazing what you can come up with!