DIY Thanksgiving Name Cards

Having the host decide where you sit at dinner parties and showers comes with two theories of thought. Sometimes, it's obnoxious. What if you get stuck next to people you don't know, or too close to the kids table?

On the other hand, it's nice to not feel like you have to rush to the table to pick the best seat.
For our Thanksgiving dinner, everyone knows each other, and there isn't a kids table, so I figured it was safe to put out place cards. Plus, I want the table set prior to dinner, so if someone wants to grab their champagne glass off the table, they'll know exactly which setting to go to. 

I wanted to craft the name tags and after a little digging, I found inspiration to use wine corks which is perfect for this group.

I had all of the materials on hand (corks, toothpicks, paper, and tape) and I like that that corks will add a little something fun and casual with the dressed up table. 

Here's a sneak peek,

Will you use name cards on your table? 


  1. This is such a cute idea- I love it! So easy but also shows you took the time and put something together for your guests. Great idea love!

  2. I love this! So easy, I mean who doesn't have extra wine corks lying around?

  3. These are so cute!! I ordered some from Crate & Barrel for my Christmas table, little glittery trees. I'm in love!

  4. I am totally going to copy you. I hate the awkwardness of not knowing where to sit and the guests looking to you to "place" everyone at the last minute. This is way smarter.

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