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How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards

These Thanksgiving place cards are lovely, unexpected, and they double as floral arrangements for your table! Once you try this idea you’ll want to use it for every dinner you host. Read on to learn how to make these pretty mini bouquet place cards.

How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards

True story: if I could invite you all to my house for a giant Friendsgiving celebration, I would. For reals. That’s how much I love entertaining and Thanksgiving.

But, since that’s entirely logistically impossible, I’ll do the next best thing and share a really fun Thanksgiving place card idea that you can use at your own celebrations! Whether you’re having a small-ish gathering of just your closest peeps or a large feast, these pretty place cards are perfect.

Because, friends, they serve three purposes! They’re not only your guests’ place cards, but they also dress up your table and act as floral decor. And thirdly, if you want to send your guests home with them, they’re little party favors as well.

Psst — after you dive in, check out these ideas too:

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How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards

How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards

Materials

  • Flowers — use your favorite or forage in your neighborhood for something pretty
  • Small vessels (egg cups, shot glasses, sugar bowls, etc.)
  • Floral foam
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Optional: Cutting machine like a Cricut or similar

Make Time: 5 Minutes Per Bouquet

How to Cut Out Names for the Place Cards

  1. Cut out your place card names. If you have a cutting machine like a Cricut, simply design and cut the names of your guests using the machine’s software. The font we used is called Babette.
  2. Make sure that you move the letter spacing down so that the letters are close enough to touch, and then you’ll want to weld the letters together for each individual name. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can print out the names on cardstock — just print them in white with a light outline to guide your cutting. Then cut along the outline with sharp scissors.

How to Make Mini Bouquets for the Place Cards

  1. Gather your florals. For each bouquet, try to have one main bloom and a few pieces of filler — things like fall leaves, berries, acorns, and greenery work really well to create a pretty Thanksgiving or holiday look for the filler.
  2. Cut a piece of floral foam for each vessel. The floral foam should fill the vessel wall-to-wall as much as possible, and should be slightly shorter than the vessel you’re using, so it doesn’t stick up above the rim. Use a knife to shape your foam before inserting it into your vessel. Then soak with water and allow the foam to absorb the water fully.
  3. Once the foam is soaked, start pressing the stems of your filler into the foam, being careful not to snap the stems. Start with a few leaves, berries, or something similar.
  4. Once you have a few pieces of filler placed into the foam, trim the stem of one of your main blooms at an angle to fit into the vessel and press it into the foam. You want the bloom to be the feature, so place it near the front of the vessel so that the filler is supportive behind the bloom. If you like, you can place another bloom on the other side of the filler so that the mini bouquet looks good from both sides!
  5. On each bouquet, place one of the names you cut out. Nestle the paper name among the florals so that it’s visible. Place one bouquet at each place setting!
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards

Ideas to Customize Your Thanksgiving Place CArds

Aren’t these so pretty?! I just love that they’re another way to spread the flowers out around the table, rather than just having them focused on a single centerpiece.

You can also customize these Thanksgiving place cards so many ways. If you don’t want to cut out names, just cut little slips of paper and write each guest’s name on one slip of paper with pretty penmanship. You could also use alphabet stamps if you don’t like your penmanship, or just print out the names and cut them into rectangles to nestle into the bouquets. You can’t go wrong.

More Friendsgiving ideas

And as a special surprise, a bunch of my most creative, talented blogger friends have more for you. It’s a digital progressive dinner of sorts, with ideas on everything from drinks to decor to food for your holiday celebrations.

Be sure to peek at the wonderful things that all of our friends are whipping up! Click through the list below and enjoy! xoxo

Apple Crisp Cocktail from Sugar & Charm
Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini from Pizzazzerie
Onion Tart from Julie Blanner
Mini Green Bean Casserole Puffs from The Sweetest Occasion
Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin from Inspired By Charm
Strawberry Pie with Fringe Pie Crust from Proper

How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards
How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards

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Yield: Floral Thanksgiving Place Cards

Floral Thanksgiving Place Cards

How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards

These pretty floral Thanksgiving place cards are easy to make and also dress up your table!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • Flowers or found foliage
  • Small vessels or cups
  • Floral foam
  • Cardstock
  • Pencil

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Optional: Cutting machine, like Cricut

Instructions

    1. Cut out your place card names. If you have a cutting machine like a Cricut, simply design and cut the names of your guests using the machine’s software. The font we used is called Babette. Make sure that you move the letter spacing down so that the letters are close enough to touch, and then you’ll want to weld the letters together for each individual name. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can print out the names on cardstock — just print them in white with a light outline to guide your cutting. Then cut along the outline with sharp scissors.
    2. Gather your florals. For each bouquet, try to have one main bloom and a few pieces of filler — things like fall leaves, berries, acorns, and greenery work really well to create a pretty Thanksgiving or holiday look for the filler.
    3. Cut a piece of floral foam for each vessel. The floral foam should fill the vessel wall-to-wall as much as possible, and should be slightly shorter than the vessel you’re using, so it doesn’t stick up above the rim. Use a knife to shape your foam before inserting it into your vessel. Then soak with water and allow the foam to absorb the water fully.
    4. Once the foam is soaked, start pressing the stems of your filler into the foam, being careful not to snap the stems. Start with a few leaves, berries, or something similar.
    5. Once you have a few pieces of filler placed into the foam, trim the stem of one of your main blooms at an angle to fit into the vessel and press it into the foam. You want the bloom to be the feature, so place it near the front of the vessel so that the filler is supportive behind the bloom. If you like, you can place another bloom on the other side of the filler so that the mini bouquet looks good from both sides!
    6. On each bouquet, place one of the names you cut out. Nestle the paper name among the florals so that it’s visible. Place one bouquet at each place setting!

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13 thoughts on “How to Make Mini Bouquet Thanksgiving Place Cards

    1. Hi Stacey! The font is called Babette. Make sure that you move the letter spacing down so that the letters are close enough to touch, and then you’ll want to weld the letters together for each individual name. Awesome question! I’ll add this info to the post as well.

  1. I LOVE this! Everything about this set-up is gorgeous and it’s such a pretty way to incorporate flowers in the fall. Thanks for sharing Chelsea!

  2. These are absolutely beautiful! So much more detailed than a simple card, although those can be gorgeous too. You are so creative! ?

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