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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


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8 Responses to “Cute Crabapple Place Cards”

  1. Maria posted on November 23, 2010 at 6:51 am

    These are super cute! Love this idea. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Kare replied on November 23rd, 2010 on 8:57 am

      Thanks, Maria. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. Annie posted on November 24, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Oh, how I love stuff like this! So cute. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cristina posted on November 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    What a cute idea! Crabapples are so cute anyways…they’re almost to cute and perfect to eat. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Holiday to you!

  4. Leanne posted on November 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    How adorable! Such a clever idea. Too bad our thanksgiving is already over here, but maybe I can save the idea for Christmas, or next year.

    And crabapples always remind me of Catch-22, which is a very good thing.

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  6. January posted on December 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    they’re definitely elegant. i should have seen this before i hosted my thanksgiving party. there’s always a next time though. i loved the idea of your place cards :)

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