This DIY pumpkin place card holder takes no time to make but adds loads of charm to any fall tablescape or Thanksgiving meal. I hesitate to call this a “tutorial” because I only used a few simple tools and some imagination to make these beauties. Super easy!
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Directions for DIY Pumpkin Place Card Holders
I found myself looking for brown floral wire to create my pumpkin place card holder when I had an epiphany–the only wire I needed was already on the pumpkin pick!
Step 1: Remove pick with pliers
Before you begin, plug in your hot glue gun to start heating. Then, use lineman pliers to remove the pick from the bottom of the pumpkin.
Try to cut the pick as close to the base as possible so the pumpkin will lie flat on the table.
Step 2: Bend pick into shape
After removing the pick, gently curl the uncut end to form a shape that resembles the number “6.” As you bend the pick, be sure the wire cutters don’t tear the paper that covers the wire.
Step 3: Glue pick into place
To finish your DIY pumpkin place card holder, simply apply hot glue behind the stem of the pumpkin and insert your pick, holding it 1-2 minutes until the glue dries.
When using a grapevine pumpkin like the one I chose, the pick blends right in behind the pumpkin stem.
If you’d like to get the complete fall home tour and see these pumpkin place card holders in action, visit my post on Fall Decor Color Schemes.
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Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards!
To add one last touch to my DIY pumpkin place card holders, I designed my own place cards using art from solmariart. I’m now offering these place cards for FREE as a bonus for my newsletter subscribers!
I love the fun autumn graphics on these cards (8 styles total), and I’ve created two versions for download: one with space for personalization and one with Thanksgiving phrases.
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