Make Your Own Printable Place Cards

Printable Chalkboard Placecards a Tutorial and a Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving DinnerOkay...I have to admit, I'm not really a tablescape kind of gal.  We typically grab our plates and load up our food straight from the pans.  But...on Thanksgiving, things are a bit different.  We get a little more fancy so to speak.  We break out the "good dishes" and cloth napkins.  We even add place cards...just in case nobody knows where to sit ;)  I mean, certainly we couldn't have Aunt Mathilda sitting next to Uncle Hubert...they totally don't get along!  ( I don't really know who those people are, but they would not like each other...I'm sure of it.)

Printable Placecards Tutorial

Anyhoooo....I'm going to show you how to make the easiest printable place cards really...ever!

If you would like to download these and print them, simply click --->  HERE!Chalkboard Printable Place Cards

I use  It's totally free and super fun.  You can edit photos, create your own printables, and soooo many other things.

I created the printable above there, and if you want to use them, you can simply right click and print then add your names with a chalk pen, or you can right click the photo, save it to your computer, and add names to them in Picmonkey and print them off after.   Let me show you what I mean...

Picmonkey Place Cards Tutorial

I started out with a white image ... I can't post it here, but you can email me at [email protected] and I'll send it to you.

Once I had it uploaded, I went to the little butterfly icon on the left side and scrolled down to the LABELS overlay.  I changed the color to a grey color that resembles a chalkboard finish and then right clicked and chose Duplicate Image.  I added as many as I could on my white image since it is preconfigured to print out on my printer paper.

Picmonkey Place Cards Tutorial Adding TextOnce I had the label overlays on the page, I wanted to add the text to each one.  I clicked on the Tt in the menu and selected Great Vibes then Add Text.  I typed in my name, Jessica, and chose white for the color (like chalk) and placed it in the middle of the first label.  It sounds more complicated than it is...pinky promise.

Place CardsI continued until I had added all of our names.  For this purpose, I just added our immediate family member's names.

Now I just save, print, then cut out and place them at each place setting.

So...what do you think?  Will you "fancy" it up and make some place cards of your own?

I have an extra treat for y'all... I actually created this post as a part of a fabulous Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner. 

You can visit all of the bloggers below for wonderful ideas to help make your Thanksgiving dinner a success...


Please visit the following blogs:

November Fourteenth:

Printables -

Worthing Court

Mom 4 Real

Decor -

Just Paint It 

Broadcasting Sunny

Making Lemonade


The Everyday Home

Designer's Sweet Spot

Stone Gable

Table Decor and Ideas - 

Creating This Life

My Soulful Home

Major Hoff Takes a Wife

Drinks -

Southern Color 

Deja Vue Designs

Appetizers -

Our Southern Home 

Sweet Pea

November Fifteenth:

Soups - 

Town and Country Living

Just Us Four

Salads -

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Fresh Idea Studio

Main Dishes -

Designed by BH

First Home Love Life

Side Dishes -

All Things Heart and Home

Sweet Songbird

Desserts - 

Domestically Speaking

Lilacs and Longhorns

Parting Gifts -

House on the Way

Dukes and Duchesses

Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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