With all that goes into pulling together a celebration like Thanksgiving sometimes it can be hard to still feel creative when it comes to menus or place cards. Well, with this easy Thanksgiving craft project I’ve combined the two to make your day smoother and more festive! Better still, I’ve transformed this menu/place card into a keepsake gift for guests! Take a look:
On the card, the dinner menu is creatively featured as a border but the real star of this project is the personal sentiment that you share with each guest. A single sentence telling that person one reason you are thankful for them in your life and then signed by you will be a token treasured long after the meal is over.
:: Menu Card Supplies ::
1 piece of 5 x 7 paper in chocolate brown
1 piece of 4.75 x 6.75 paper in a gold
1 piece of 4.5 x 6.5 paper in cream
1 piece of ribbon to attach the cards to the chair backs. I like a wide satin ribbon for this project but you could use any size and type. Remember to measure your chair back first before cutting your ribbon.
double stick tape
:: How To ::
1 :: Review your guest list and write an “I am grateful for you(r) …” for each person.
2 :: Enter the text into a word document on your computer. I want my cards to have an elegance to them so I use a script style font named Burgues Script for the names.
3 :: Print out the cards. Layer backing cards and attach to each other with double sided tape. Do NOT attach menu card to backing cards yet…
4 :: Measure your chair back to determine the proper length of ribbon and cut it. Once ribbon is cut, wrap ribbon over back of chair and attach so that it is a continuous circle. Position the tail of the ribbon where you want the cards to be, this will hide it.
5:: Finally, place backing paper under ribbon and using double sided tape, attach the menu card to the backing paper and add a piece of tape to the ribbon to avoid slipping.
And there you have it. An elegant keepsake menu card, gratitude card and place card all rolled into one!!
Don’t want to wrap the cards around the chair backs? You could skip the ribbon steps of this project and place the cards flat on the chargers or propped up against the glasses.
Thanks again to Jen Fariello for taking these photos for me!