Thanksgiving is all about being with the ones you love and celebrating everything you’re grateful for each day. There is no better way to show these moments of gratitude than with simple and thoughtful DIY touches you can add to your Thanksgiving tables. Whether you’re hosting the holiday in your home, or venturing to another, learn how to add delightful additions to your tablescape, or personalize a thank you gift for your host/hostess.

DIY Thanksgiving

Personalized Place Cards

thanksgiving place cards

  • Add a strip of decorative washi tape to bottom of a place card.
  • Punch two holes in the center of the tape and string some metallic twine through, then tie a bow.
  • Hand letter the names of each guest with one of our brush tip pens in fall colors, or stamp the names using letter stamps!
  • Create a Beautiful Menu Card

    thanksgiving dinner menu

  • Print your menu on Superfine Soft White cardstock.
  • Trim down to to 5 ¼” x 8 ¼”
  • Stick a decorative washi tape to the front of the card.
  • Wrap a piece of twine around it and tie it in a bow.
  • Mount the decorated menu card to an A9 Aubergine flat card with a tape runner.
  • Set out at each place setting for guests to enjoy!
  • DIY a Favor Bag

    diy favor bag

  • Fill a burlap bag with a small token of your gratitude and cinch the top shut.
  • Stamp a hangtag with the “Thankful and Grateful” stamp in the ink color of your choice.
  • Write a message of gratitude to each recipient.
  • Tie the tag to the pouch with the Olive Leaves ribbon!
  • Share a Favorite Recipe

    recipe card

  • Fill out one of our many recipe cards (custom options also available) with one of your favorite recipes.
  • Cut a paper band out of gift wrap and wrap it around the card.
  • Stamp a manilla tag with the “Made with Love” stamp and the ink color of your choice.
  • Add a personalized message and tie is all together with some twine!
  • Give a Handwritten Note

    handwritten thank you note

  • Select a stationery set from our seasonal collection
  • Write each guest a personalized note and share what you’re thankful for.
  • Seal each envelope with a decorative washi tape for some festive flair!
  • Make a Gratitude Guestbook

    gratitude guestbook workshop

  • Learn how to create a stunning, personalized gratitude book for all of your guests to fill out at our workshop on October 28th! You can sign up here.
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    5 Responses

    1. jam T says:

      the total presentation is excellent… but that burlap banner with a hangtag just blown me… awesome !!!!

    2. Kelly Mahan says:

      All of these are such wonderful ideas! Love them! Thank you for sharing, will sure use some of them =)

    3. Emily says:

      Love all of these. Paper Source is my favorite!

    4. Nia M Jones says:

      Will offer the class again? If not will you provide instructions on how to do the Gratitude guestbook?

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