Cute Crabapple Place Cards

If you’re looking for an easy and budget-friendly place card idea for Thanksgiving, look no further. All you need are crabapples with their perfectly long stems, some paper, tape, scissors, a pen, and about 15 minutes. (And they’re totally cute, too.)

I love these simple place cards for Thanksgiving. Little paper flags fly from long crabapple stems – perfect for the casual Turkey Day table.

Best of all, they’re so simple to make.

You need crabapples.


And paper, double stick tape, scissors, and a pen.

Cut strips of the paper about 1/4 inch wide and 2 1/2 inches long. Write the name on one end.


Fold it in half so you know where the middle is. Stick a small piece of double stick tape on the back.

Fold the paper in half with the fold around the stem. Press so it sticks together.

Trim a “V” into the end.

That’s it!

I’ve already got a batch whipped up for our Thanksgiving table. Can’t wait!

Originally published on The Hazel Bloom November 23, 2010. Updated and posted on Kitchen Treaty November 5, 2012. More about this


Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.