Thanksgiving Place Hangers

Hiya, Jamie here! And I really cannot believe that its time for Thanksgiving…again! This doesn’t make me any less excited. I just can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by. This year, we’re heading to my parents house in San Antonio. My mama makes a mini-feast and we eat ourselves silly, watch TV, play with the dogs and spend time together.

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I thought it’d be nice to bring some decor…since I don’t contribute on the food side (I know my strengths). I decided to make a twist on the traditional place card. Instead of little folded cards on the table, I made mini banners that hang on the back of each persons chair!

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These were so fun to make! I used a combination of the Shimelle Go Now Go and Halloween collections. Mixing the two made for some pretty color combos I think! I opted for the orange and greens from the Halloween collection and some of the greens from Go Now Go.

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Using my Cameo, I cut each banner out of patterned paper. They measure 7×8 inches and have an oval cut out of the front. To give them more stability, I backed them with white cardstock and then stitched the two sheets together. I’m not the best seamstress, but I think my wonky stitches are prefect for handmade decor. It shows that it’s really handmade!

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Each person’s name was then die cut from a coordinating patterned paper and glued onto the center oval. Then I embellished with stickers, puffy hearts, chipboard shapes and enamel stars. I also dropped some gold ink on them to give them more sparkle. For the top, I threaded twine through each and then clipped them in place with mini clothespins.

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I love this twist on a place card! And hey, since I’ll have them done I think I’ll see if I can repurpose them into a mini book when the day is over. I have a head start!


Supplies Used: Shimelle-Go Now Go Patterned Papers—Market (375251) Journey (375263) Sicker Book (375273) Chipboard Stickers (375276) Enamel Dots Hearts, Stars & Dots (375279) Puffy Stickers (376177); Halloween Patterned Papers—Trick or Treat (376767) Starry Night (376769) Happy Halloween (376772) Candy Land (376773); DIY Shop 4 Puffy Stickers Hearts Gold Foil (376312)