Are you looking for FREE PRINTABLE for Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe you need a Thanksgiving place card FREE template that you can download and print at home? Are you looking for FREE printable food cards to label your Thanksgiving buffet? OR you want to set an elegant Thanksgiving table? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
I know you all enjoyed some of our Thanksgiving activities to keep young adults and little ones busy at the kids table (like our FREE printable 50 Page Thanksgiving Coloring Book & our FREE printable leaf matching game) so I decided to make something for those who are hosting an elegant friendsgiving or Thanksgiving feast or buffet!
Today we’re releasing 3D FREE printable Thanksgiving place cards and blank food labeling cards to set a classy dinner table or an all you can eat turkey buffet.
You can use our pre-labeled “thankful for” place cards at the table. You can use the blank cards for labeling foods and desserts at your turkey buffet.
Blank cards are great for those who might speak another language or dinner host who want to write a personalized message for their dinner guests. Let’s check them out!
These “thankful for” place cards are an instant download so you can easily print and created them at home. You find elegant, turkey day themes like pumpkins, acorns and fall | autumn decor.
How to Make FREE Thanksgiving Place Cards
With our FREE printable Thanksgiving place cards download and a few simple materials you’ll be able to assemble an elegant dinner table in just few minutes.
We also include FREE cut files for those with cutting machines (like a Cricut or Silhouette). You don’t need a cutting machine to make these 3D place cards though. We’ll show you how to do it step by step with common materials around the house.
DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards Supplies
- Heavy Printable Cardstock
- Exacto Knife
- Straight Edge Paper Trimmer
- Cricut Cutting Machine (optional)
- Fine Tipped Felt Pen in Orange
- Old Magazine or Thick Catalogue
- Our FREE Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards (download at the bottom of the page)
How to Make Thanksgiving Place Cards Step by Step
STEP 1: Label Place Cards With Names and Cut
Download and print out our FREE printable place cards in color onto Heavy Printable Cardstock and gather all of your supplies.
Before cutting any place cards it’s best to label all of the cards first with names using a Fine Tipped Felt Pen in Orange. If you need help keeping the names horizontally aligned you can use a ruler or a light pencil mark as a guide.
Place the sheet of place cards in a Straight Edge Paper Trimmer and remove all excess material including the outline. You should be down to just a square.
STEP 2: Mark the Midpoint
Take a ruler and find the midpoint of the place card on each side and make a light pencil mark on either side of the card. The card will be folded at this mid point but we need to know where it is so that we can cut out the 3D shape. We will start and end our cut at the midpoint.
STEP 3: Cut Out the 3D Shape
Place a card on a thick magazine or old catalog you don’t might getting cut up. Using an Exacto Knife start a smooth, deep cut that leaves most details out.
This single cut should start at the midpoint on the left side of the card and end on the midpoint on the right side (but don’t go all the way to the edge).
It’s really difficult to make any intricate cuts with an Exacto Knife so I would avoid this. While I was experimenting I found that those intricate cuts didn’t look as good (and took much longer). You just want the basic, outline and shape of the image to create the 3D look.
STEP 4: Erase Pencil Marks
Erase any of those small pencil marks you made to find the midpoint of the place card. Nobody will ever know!
STEP 4: Fold at the Midpoint
Fold the card in half which should make the 3D image pop out. If you have some extra time you can experiment with different shapes or cuts to get the 3D look you really like!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make Thanksgiving place cards! The printable download and cut files for cutting machines is located inside of our FREE printables library. Instructions for how to join and get the password to our huge printables library are near the end of this post.
You can find this FREE PDF download in the holidays section of our FREE printables library. If you love Thanksgiving crafts and DIYs you might want to check out some of our other posts below!
FREE Printable 50 Page Thanksgiving Coloring Book
FREE Printable Leaf Matching Game
DIY Sweater Pumpkin Tutorial (the easy way)
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