Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders – Fall Cut Files

Turkey Day is coming up soon (at least here, in America). And if you’re looking to have the cutest table settings, on a budget, I have just the thing for you! It doesn’t take much to make these festive Thanksgiving place cards and holders that are sure to impress everyone at your table this year.

Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders

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Aren’t these just too fun!? I’ve designed a few place cards in the past, but this was the first time I tried my hand at creating the actual holder for the cards as well. And, even though I spent most of my time designing the three different cards for this project, I think that these little log-slice card holders ended up being my favorite part.

If you need any help customizing your place cards in Cricut Design Space, be sure to check out this tutorial.

Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders

Watch a short video of me putting this project together on Instagram.

Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders

Learn how to assemble some little log slices for your Thanksgiving place cards.

Materials

Instructions

  • Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces for your Thanksgiving place cars and holders.
    Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

Assembling the Log

  • Start by taking the longest rectangular piece and folding along each of the score lines. Then, with the side that has the slit in it, curve the whole thing around and attach the end tab to the opposite side so that it forms a half-circle.
    Next, attach the two light brown, half-circle shapes to either side using the tabs provided.
  • Take your last brown piece and glue it on top of the curved edge of your log. Be sure that the slits line up.
    Note: I used an embossing machine to get the wood grain texture on this piece of paper, but you can draw some wood grain lines onto this shape if you don’t have an embosser available.
    Now you are ready to insert your place card and set the dinner table!

Notes

When assembled, these logs come out to be about 2.5" wide, 1.25" tall, and 1.5" deep.

View the full-size tutorial photos below.

Supplies

How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces for your Thanksgiving place cars and holders.

Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

 

Assembling the Log

2. Start by taking the longest rectangular piece and folding along each of the score lines. Then, with the side that has the slit in it, curve the whole thing around and attach the end tab to the opposite side so that it forms a half-circle.

Next, attach the two light brown, half-circle shapes to either side using the tabs provided.

 

3. Take your last brown piece and glue it on top of the curved edge of your log. Be sure that the slits line up.

Note: I used an embossing machine to get the wood grain texture on this piece of paper, but you can draw some wood grain lines onto this shape if you don’t have an embosser available.

Now you are ready to insert your place card and set the dinner table!

I designed these place cards with Thanksgiving in mind; but, of course, they could be used for a myriad of other celebrations as well. These would be great table number cards for an autumn wedding, adorable food labels for a woodland-themed birthday party, and so much more. I’m even thinking of putting these cute little logs to use as cardholders in a board game I’ve been playing a lot of lately!

Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders

I use Adobe Illustrator for all my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making these Thanksgiving place cards and holders for your celebrations! I’d love to see your results, so be sure to share them with me by either tagging me on Instagram or by sharing your work in my Facebook Group.

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Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders

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2 Comments

2 Comments on Thanksgiving Place Cards and Holders – Fall Cut Files

  1. auntie em
    November 10, 2023 at 7:29 am (6 months ago)

    What a different idea for placeholders. After Thanksgiving (or even before the little logs could be put to use holding fall photos even. Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    • Mandee
      November 16, 2023 at 2:32 pm (6 months ago)

      Absolutely! I’m so glad you see the versatility in this project too. ☺️

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