Easy Thanksgiving craft: Chair back nametags

I briefly told you about teaming up with some very fun and talented bloggers (Thistlewood Farms and The Hunted Interior) for a week of Thanksgiving Inspirations. I am up first with a really fun, meaningful, easy Thanksgiving craft. This comes together quick and what I love most about it…everyone gets involved.

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All you need is some burlap, white cardstock and metallic sharpies. Print out a “name tag” for everyone at your Thanksgiving table. “Grammie you are…” leaving a lot of space below.

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Cut into a triangle shape. Cut a piece of burlap in a triangle shape. Punch a couple holes in the top of the cardstock and burlap. String some ribbon or twine through and attach to the chairs. Leave some metallic markers on the table and encourage guest to write a nice thought about that person on their card. Makes a great memento to take home too.

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We are all thankful for those people in our life…sometimes we forget to tell them….here is a perfect way to share :)

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These little “paper utensil holders” are super easy to make also and cost next to nothing. I originally saw this idea over on Today’s Creative Blog…adorable idea. Just get some fun scrapbook paper…fold in half and straight stich. Seriously easy…and so cute! I found this cable knit paper at Michael’s.

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Be sure to tune in tomorrow with Kari Anne at Thistlewood Farms. She is going to be showing you a fabulous way to dress up your mantle for the month of giving Thanks :) And Friday….Kristen at The Hunted Interior is going to be sharing dining room inspirations!

Sharing at Whipperberry , 30 handmade days


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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16 thoughts on “Easy Thanksgiving craft: Chair back nametags

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  2. Leen

    I love the placeholder tags! We always have everyone write what they are thankful for and then take turns reading them over dinner. I think we will add this idea to our Thanksgiving Day traditions!

  3. Terri

    Can’t believe the cable sweather holders are actually paper, good idea for a utensil holder, and I like the bunting nametags.

  4. Sandy

    Just found you from I Heart Naptime. I love this idea, and am going to use it this year at Thanksgiving. We are all getting together at my in-laws this year and providing the food, as my father-in-law is suffering from lung cancer. This will be a great way for everyone to let him know how much he means to them. Thank you so very much for sharing this idea :)

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