My family's Thanksgivings don't usually call for place cards. My parents always sit at the head of the table, my siblings and I have our usual seats, and my grandparents, aunts, and uncles usually file in and sit where there's space. I like this set up because everybody knows where to set down the vegetarian dishes and the bread basket before I've even sat down.
This year, though, I'm doing Thanksgiving with my in-laws in Connecticut. Like my family, they're not exactly the place card type but I figured that since my mother-in-law was hosting her first Thanksgiving at her beautiful new home that we could get a little fancy. She's got a very welcoming, cozy style so I figured these wine cork place holders would fit right in.
wine corks (one for each guest)
First step is cutting a flat side into the wine corks so they will rest on the table without rolling. I used a serrated bread knife. I almost cut my finger off a few times so BE CAREFUL. Sorry, I can't accept liability if you lose any extremities.
Then, slice into the cork to make a slit for where you'll put your name cards. I did it at at angle, instead of right in the middle, because I wanted the cards to tilt up slightly (so you don't have to bend down to see who is sitting where). Again...caaaaareful.
Now you just need to write your names on the cardstock and stick them into the corks!
These woud be perfect at a vineyard wedding, but could you imagine cutting that many? I would end up fingerless for sure! As always, be careful with knifes and...