Easy Thrifty Gourd Place Settings for Thanksgiving


Easy Thrifty Gourd Place Settings for Thanksgiving

Your Thanksgiving tablescape doesn't have to cost you a fortune.

Easy Thrifty Gourd Place Settings for Thanksgiving
Easy Thrifty Gourd Place Settings for Thanksgiving

Six place settings, under five dollars! Put together these Easy Thrifty Gourd Place Settings for Thanksgiving. These Thanksgiving place settings feature gourds from the farmer's market or your local craft store and sparkly card stock. Glittery place cards tucked into colorful and uniquely shaped gourds make this the perfect rustic chic project for celebrating the holiday of thanks. If you're running low on time, money, or all of the above, you can still have a gorgeous tablescape. Little details really do go a long way! Welcome guests to your home with lovely place settings. 

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsNature Material, Paper

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts




Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List


  1. Cut 1 x 3-inch pieces of glittered cardstock. 

  2. Cut .5 x 2-inch pieces of regular colored cardstock.

  3. Write guests' names on the colored cardstock.

  4. Adhere to the glittered cardstock with double sided tape or paper glue.

  5. Make a cut onto your pumpkin or gourd and place the name tag in the slice.

Why You'll Love This Trash to Treasure Craft

1. Add a touch of creativity to your Thanksgiving table: These easy and thrifty gourd place settings will make your table stand out and impress your guests. By incorporating natural elements like gourds, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your holiday meal.

2. Budget-friendly decor: Gourds are inexpensive and readily available during the fall season, making them the perfect material for a thrifty craft project. You can easily find gourds at your local farmer's market or grocery store, and transform them into beautiful place settings with just a few simple supplies.

3. Personalized touch: By making your own gourd place settings, you can add a personalized touch to your Thanksgiving table. Whether you choose to paint, stencil, or decorate your gourds in a unique way, you can customize them to match your own personal style and preferences.

4. Easy and quick to make: This craft project is perfect for both beginners and experienced crafters alike. With just a few basic tools and materials, you can create stunning gourd place settings in no time. It's a fun and easy way to get into the holiday spirit and add a handmade touch to your Thanksgiving decor.

5. Sustainable and eco-friendly: Using gourds as place settings is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional paper or plastic decor. By incorporating natural materials into your Thanksgiving table decor, you can reduce waste and make a positive impact on the environment. Plus, gourds can be composted after the holiday season, making them a truly environmentally friendly choice.

What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?

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