Last updated on February 23rd, 2020 at 04:53 pm
These easy turkey place card holders are super simple to make — gather fall leaves and attach them to a clothespin with eyes and beak to make a Thanksgiving place card everyone will love.
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We are actually having quite a lovely fall here in Northern California. It’s a little unusual — often the leaves start to turn and then we get a big rainstorm and all the leaves fall off the trees. But this year, we’ve had a longer autumn and the leaves have just been gorgeous. I was taking a walk through our neighborhood and started collecting beautiful fallen leaves.
When I got home, I turned them into these adorable turkey place card holders! They were so easy to make and will be so festive on our Friendsgiving table this year. Here’s how to put them together.
Turkey Place Card Holders
- Fall leaves (or you could use fake ones)
- Large clothespins
- Small googly eyes
- Orange paper
- Elmer’s Craft Glue (I love the Clear Craft Glue)
- Elmer’s CraftBond Glue Gun + Elmer’s Hot Glue Sticks
These little turkey place card holders are really easy to assemble. Start by using Elmer’s Craft Glue to adhere the eyes to the clothes pin. Make sure the clamp part of the clothespin is facing up, so you can pinch your place card there.
Cut a small square of orange craft paper for the beak, and use Elmer’s Craft Glue to adhere.
I liked using my Elmer’s CraftBond Hot Glue Gun for the leaves. I wanted something that would dry quickly so I could do all three layers of leaves right away. Plus, the CraftBond and special glue reduce the stringy mess that other glue guns make. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite craft tools!
And that’s it! Write or print out your guests names and clamp them in the clothes pins. The larger clothespins stand easily on their own and are perfect for these turkey place card holders.