Step-by-Step DIY for Friendsgiving Menu and Place Cards

As a kid, I used to love writing place cards for holiday dinners. Those little details make a holiday meal extra-festive, even if they’re a little old-fashioned.

This year, we’re hosting Friendsgiving the week before Thanksgiving, since we’ll be traveling over the holiday weekend.

Whether you’re hosting a Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving, putting together some special details doesn’t have to take much time, but they can make even a casual event feel extra special.

I used the Friendsgiving kits from Paislee Press to put together a menu / place card quickly and easily.

Read on for the step-by-step tutorial.

Supplies you’ll need:

I did three things in Photoshop before sending everything to print:

First, I added text to the wreath journaling card.

Second, I added the “menu” handwritten text to the patterned journaling card.

Third, I typed up our menu and printed it on 3×4 white cards.

You can see how I print on odd-sized journaling cards here.

I printed the 3×4 cards at home and sent the 4x6s to a photo printer.

Once the 4x6s were printed, I stuck them back-to-back using 2-sided tape.

Then, I used the adhesive to affix the menu to the patterned card on the back.

Lastly, I added the place card.

I played with a few ways to do this, but I started with black card stock, cut to approximately 1.25 inches x 4 inches and added the name with a white gel pen.

Then I tried using the clothespin or just adhering a strip of the paper directly to the card.

These little menus are a simple, inexpensive detail that I think will be a hit at our Friendsgiving table!

You can find more of me over on Instagram or on my blog – there’s new content going up there every week these days! It’s like a Christmas miracle 🙂

If you’re curious how I print on my 3×4 pocket page cards using my home printer, here’s the post.

And my free phone photography workshop is live! Download it now to get the video and lesson right away.

Happy holidays!

Xo, Catherine

Paislee Products Used: Friendsgiving Journal Cards, Elements, and Papers


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