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Easy DIY Pumpkin Place Card Holder Tutorial

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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!

At the end of this post, I’m even throwing in a little VIP bonus for my subscribers…

DIY pumpkin place card holder on Thanksgiving tablescape

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Directions for 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!

Pumpkin pick used to make DIY pumpkin place card holder

Step 1: Remove the 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.

Using wire cutters to remove pick from pumpkin for DIY place card holders

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.

Curling the pick of pumpkin to create DIY place card holder

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.

Hot gluing pick on top of pumpkins to make DIY pumpkin place card holder

When using a grapevine pumpkin like the one I chose, the pick blends right in behind the pumpkin stem.

Finished DIY pumpkin place card holder with pick glued on

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.

More Easy Pumpkin Crafts

If you’re in the mood to make more pumpkin decor for your home, try making painted farmhouse pumpkins, glam painted pumpkins or decoupage pumpkins for display.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards!

To add one last touch to my DIY pumpkin place card holders, I designed my own place cards. I’m now offering these place cards for FREE as a bonus for my newsletter subscribers!

Final DIY pumpkin place card holder on Thanksgiving table

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.

DIY pumpkin place card holders on table set for Thanksgiving meal

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  1. These are SO charming, I love the finishing touch they give the setting. This will be my first year hosting Thanksgiving and I’ve been searching for ways to really set me apart from past hostesses (I even resurfaced my floors to prep for the holiday). I think these place card holders will do the trick, thanks for the inspo!

  2. I love your pumpkin place card holders! They will be so cute on the Thanksgiving table! You will be the featured post on this weeks Friday at the Fire Staton link up!

  3. Crissy, what a cute project and those place cards are so darling! I’ve featured this project today at The Creative Circle link party.
    I hope you join us again soon!