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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.

Check out how you can create a simple and rustic Give Thanks place setting for Thanksgiving. MountainModernLife.com


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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.

See how easy it is to create a simple and rustic Give Thanks place setting! MountainModernLife.com

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!

See how easy it is to create a simple and rustic Give Thanks place setting! MountainModernLife.com

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:

See how easy it is to create a simple and rustic Give Thanks place setting! MountainModernLife.com

See how easy it is to create a simple and rustic Give Thanks place setting! MountainModernLife.com

See how easy it is to create a simple and rustic Give Thanks place setting! MountainModernLife.com

See how easy it is to create a simple and rustic Give Thanks place setting! MountainModernLife.com

See how easy it is to create a simple and rustic Give Thanks place setting! MountainModernLife.com

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.

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  1. So so pretty! I was looking at the gold pears at Target and thinking how easy they’d be to DIY, and of course you’ve already done it beautifully. The flags go so perfectly with them- love that font!

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