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Are you looking for some easy place setting ideas for Thanksgiving? Here is an idea that’s not only super easy but super affordable too!
Simple & Rustic Give Thanks Place Setting
This year I wanted to create an enchanting, woodland-inspired, rustic give thanks place setting filled with earthy colors and pops of gold. I also wanted to find an easy way to incorporate “Give Thanks” into the name place settings.
The faux pears were purchased at JoAnn’s using a 50% off coupon, but everything else I already had on hand.
The first thing I did was gild the pears using some Gold Leaf Rub’n Buff. You could use a rag, small paintbrush, cotton ball, etc. to apply the Rub’n’Buff. You could also just use your finger but it can sometimes be a pain to take off, and yes I’m speaking from experience. I used the rub-n-buff because I had it available, but you could also just spray paint them gold, or any color you prefer.
Once my pears were all dressed up in gold I created paper flags using some wood grain paper I had purchased in a sample pack a while back from Paper and More. I created a super easy template in illustrator (you could use Word), that said “Give Thanks” on one side of the box and a name on the other side. I then cut the boxes out, folded them in half, and cut the triangle out from the edge to create the flag shape. The font I used is Jacques & Gilles, which is a paid font from Emily Lime Designs. I <3 all of her fonts!
You can then use double-sided tape to tape the sides together and slide it onto the pear stem. I couldn’t find double-sided tape so I just folded over some regular scotch tape.
Super easy and I think they look so adorable! You could use any kind of cardstock paper for the flags or what about printing on fabric?
You may have caught a glimpse of these over on my Fall Home Tour, but here are some more photos:
Will you be making your own name place settings this year? If so I’d love to hear about your plans in the comments! Or you can share a link to your post so we can all check it out.