Fall Craft: Thanksgiving Place Settings

Bring nature to the table this year with these harvest-inspired miniature gardens.

With the chalkboard marker, add the guest names to the squirrels, then tuck them into the place settings. These can be made a few days ahead of your get together.

The Finishing Touch

Your guests are sure to go nuts over these sweet place settings.

Your guests are sure to go nuts over these sweet place settings.

Whenever I am the hostess for the holidays, it is not uncommon for my guests to bring me gifts, bottles of wine, or even an apple pie. But whenever I host, I love giving a little something to my guests to take home too. A great way to do this is with a personalized place setting.

Whenever I am out and about on my daily adventures, I am always looking for deals on vessels that would work nicely for the holiday place settings. I love scouring flea markets, thrift stores and tag sales. At the last flea market I attended, I found these amber glass dessert cups. I bought all 12 for only $20! The amber color would surely pop on my Thanksgiving table. You can get creative with the planting vessels. Try using terra cotta pots, tea cups, flower pots or canning jars. Trying out all the possibilities and combinations is half the fun.

Supplies:

  • Vessels
  • Cardboard
  • Squirrel template (see below gallery)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Chalkboard marker
  • Potting soil
  • Succulents or miniature plants
  • Moss
  • Miniature gourd or pumpkin

Take a peek at the gallery below for all of the instructions including the printable squirrel template.

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