/ Thursday, November 21st, 2013

PPDC Easy Disney Thanksgiving Place CardsHi Everyone! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for many reasons. As a kid, it was a chance for our home and the homes of our loved ones to be filled with delightful, savory smells and warm memories to be had.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, how many of you are more or less in the midst of holiday planning? For some of us, Thanksgiving shares its day with Hanukkah, which means there might be an even bigger crowd of family and friends descending on our dinner tables.

This week, I have the perfect craft to welcome your guests, while also employing card stock scraps from the past year…as well as those Disney paper punches that might be gathering dust.

Grab your tape runners and let’s get started, together!

Easy Disney Themed Thanksgiving Place Cards

You’ll need:

  • Disney paper punches (I’m using the EK Success Mickey Head and the Cinderella Castle punch from Walt Disney World)
  • Several scraps of 3 x 3 in card stock (I’m using Pumpkin colored stock)
  • Several scraps of card stock for paper punches
  • Several scraps of 2 ¾ x 1 ¼ in textured card stock or scrapbook paper (I’m using a Hay colored paper, that compliments the Pumpkin color)
  • Tape Runner or similar adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Silver Gel Pen
  • Your Guest List


Prepare all your papers and punched patterns. While I’m using Disney paper punches, you may also use a few Disney themed mini templates of your choice found online (I cut out this cute Cinderella Pumpkin Coach, also shown in the photo as an example). I coordinated my punches to appear as little hints of Disney for my table, but feel free to use as many colors or placements as you like for your own place cards.

Fold all your 3 x 3 in. card stock in half as shown in the photo. Next, write the names of each of your guests on the smaller paper, as shown, before you affix them in case of error. Run your tape runner over the backs of the name papers, one at a time. Then add your Disney punched paper to the upper corner, as shown in the photo. Add an extra bit of tape runner to the exposed edge of your punched paper, then adhere to the front of the folded card as shown. Whenever you feel stuck, use my photo as a guide.

And that’s it! Just place on the plates of your table setting. How easy was that?!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fran’s Notes:

These are so simple and quick that it won’t take crucial time away from your more pressing Thanksgiving planning. You might even have room to make a spare set for:

  • A cute take away: clasp and staple place cards over filled cellophane treat bags
  • Impromptu labels affixed to disposable Ziploc containers for leftovers you may pass out at the end of the evening


(Photo by Fran Cassano.)

Fran Cassano invites us capture our own memories through Practically Perfect Disney Crafting… Break out the tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!



4 thoughts on “Practically Perfect Disney Crafting: Easy Thanksgiving Place Cards”

  1. DisneyGirlRuby says:

    I made some of those place cards for my family this year but they were not disney themed. Next year maybe!

  2. Steamboat Eddie says:

    These place cards are great. They would also be good as entrée place cards naming the dish and the ingredients. It would be so cool to see these in front of all the different things to eat at the table or serving area.

    Have an awesome day!

  3. Fran Cassano says:

    Ruby, I bet they look awesome : )

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  4. Fran Cassano says:

    Thanks Steamboat Eddie!

    What an absolutely fabulous idea!!! These would make great buffet place cards for any party you want to add a little touch of Disney.

    Have a happy holiday!