Getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday? When it comes to table decorations for parties, I love a good placecard. It's simple, yet adds a wee bit of formality to your holidays. In just a little bit of time, with supplies you likely have on hand (especially if you're a regular crafter!), you can make a nice set to use on your table for Thanksgiving dinner. Nothing says "dig in!" like a homemade placecard, so let's get started.
Gather together your materials.
Fold your 4x6-inch cardstock in half, creasing it well, it can stand with the folded ends splayed a bit, forming a pyramid.
Using your cornucopia template as a guide, cut out a cornucopia from the brown paper. I found a simple cornucopia template in Microsoft Word and then I cut it out and placed it on top of my brown paper. While holding them together, I used it as a guide to make my brown cornucopia.
Once your cornucopia is cut out, you can use a blank permanent marker to add in some of the features (like the squiggle lines).
Now, using your assorted scrapbook papers, cut out shapes of items to fill the inside opening of your cornucopia. You have many different ways you can go with this. You can make it more traditional and cut out apples, grapes, ears of corn, oranges and the like. Or you can be a little more abstract, as I was, and just use random shapes in complementary colors. This is a great way to use up all those little bits and pieces of paper you have leftover from assorted other projects.
Affix the cornucopia items to your cornucopia using tape (I roll up the tape and put it on the underside so that it's hidden). You might want to play around with the placement a bit before you affix the items to the card.
Using foam adhesive squares, affix your cornucopia to the bottom left of the front of your placecard. You can also use tape. I use the foam squares to give the placecard a bit of a 3D feel.
Using your permanent marker or metallic pen, write the name of each guest in the upper right of your placecard.