DIY Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Cards

Every Thanksgiving table needs decorations, and if you've got a big family, place cards are an essential part of that. 

With all the cooking, cleaning and other prep work you've got to worry about, let your kids show off their creativity this Thanksgiving with these easy and fun pumpkin place card holders that even your youngest toddler can make.

With very few supplies and steps, watch as they quickly turn a plain white ball into a colorful pumpkin that will add a festive touch to the Thanksgiving table and be sure to receive lots of "oohs" and "aahs" from your Thanksgiving guests. 

  • You will need the below for each table setting.
  • 1 Styrofoam ball
  • 2  bunches of silk flowers in orange or yellow
  • 1 thick stick from outdoors, cut to size
  • 6 in of raffia 
  • Hand-written or printed name-tags
  • Glue stick

Remove the faux flowers from their stems. Place any of the leaves to side.

Push the flowers into the styrofoam ball, in whatever fashion you'd like, leaving a small opening at the top.

Once the entire ball is covered in flowers, place the stick on top to resemble a pumpkin stem. Wrap the leaves you placed aside earlier around the stick using your raffia.

After that, simply glue a name tag onto a leaf to use as a place card! You can also write guests names directly onto the leaves using a maker.

While this tutorial makes for a great place card, you can also use the steps here to create a larger pumpkin to use as a Thanksgiving centerpiece!

Check out more Thanksgiving craft ideas!

Easy and Elegant Paper Cornucopia - You can also craft Thanksgiving place cards out of paper using our simple tutorial!

Dried Wheat Thanksgiving Centerpiece - Chic centerpieces for your holiday celebration can be easy and inexpensive like our dried wheat one.

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