Guest Post: Thanksgiving Place Cards

Please welcome avid scrapbooker Kelly Goree as our guest blogger today!

Hello, everyone, and thank you so much for having me here today as a guest blogger.

Before I get started, I want to first take a minute to wish each of you a very safe, blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. I know personally that I have so much to be thankful for this holiday season, most especially for my wonderful family and friends. I’m so grateful that I’ll get to spend Thanksgiving surrounded by those I love most. And can I tell you? My family really knows how to “do up” Thanksgiving as my grandmother would say.

I come from a tradition of wonderful southern cooks and any family event is cause for a feast that could feed the entire town. Unfortunately, the cooking gene has passed my generation (or at least that’s the excuse I offer!) and I prefer to give my contribution in the form of holiday decor! And one of my favorite things to do is to set our holiday table.

Today I want to share with you these beautiful favor boxes/place cards that are super-easy to create and be sure to add a bit of extra pizazz (and sweets) to your Thanksgiving table.




The boxes start out as 6×6″ squares of double sided cardstock that are scored 2″ in from all the edges.


Fold along all the score lines.


Then score on the diagonal in the four corner squares.


Fold the corners in on themselves to form the box.


Open the box back up and add adhesive in the corners. Fold box back up and press the folds to secure.

Create the box top in the same manner as the box bottom starting with a 4″ square of double sided cardstock. Score in just under an 1″ all the way around and then again on the diagonals. Fold in the same manner as the box bottom until the top is formed.

Trim a 12x 1/2″ strip of scalloped paper and add it as embellishment around the bottom of the box top. Trim off any excess.


Punch four large butterflies.


Layer the first butterfly on the box top. Then with adhesive just applied at the body (center) of the butterfly, layer the remaining three directly on top of the first.


Once dried, fluff up the butterflies so it resembles a flower.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial and again, please accept my wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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11 Responses to “Guest Post: Thanksgiving Place Cards”

  1. What is that paper you are using i LOVE it!! I could potentially own it, but I need it pointed out to me so i can make sure i dig it out and use it right away!! Great for fall stuff!!

  2. very nice!

  3. Never mind, just realized it is Papyrus!! think i will be doing a project with it this weekend!! You inspired me!!

  4. Thank you for your tutorial.
    Have a nice thanksgiving day.

  5. Yes, Amber – it’s BasicGrey’s Pyrus line with a little of the Basics (manila) thrown in. So glad you like it! They’re a lot of fun to make :)

  6. This is the cutest thing ever!!! I LOVE the box & love love love the dimensional butterfly!! This rocks!

  7. Very cute!

  8. The dimensional butterfly is fantastic! Who makes that punch? (thanks!)

  9. Stacy, it’s a Martha Stewart punch! Happy Thanksgiving, all :)

  10. Hi Kelly,
    this looks wonderful, as far as I can see it ;-) Unfortunately I can only see the first 3 photos, and the rest is blank space. Any idea why this is happening ? I really would like to make some of these lovely boxes but can’t figure it out without pictures.
    Thank you and greetings from Germany

  11. Thanks for the truly helpfull idea! I have some leftover boxes I made for a fall wedding that would be perfect!