Puzzle Piece Place Cards

November 19, 2013




About a month ago, I made this pretty puzzle piece pumpkin and used it as part of my fall home d├ęcor. I mentioned that in addition to a fall sign or a picture frame, it could be employed in many other ways.  Here is an example. I simply printed up my guest's name on a piece of cardstock and voila, I have a pretty Thanksgiving place card!


I like drama in my decorating, so my pumpkins are big!  I want them to make a statement. I also want them on the larger side, as my guests will take them home and a big pumpkin will be more functional for them to use in their own decorating next fall.  Larger place cards can also be hung of the back of a chair, if you add twine. 

Of course, if you want smaller place cards, it's very easy to resize your pumpkins.  Smaller pumpkins can also be mounted on a slice of paper towel roll to make name card napkin holders. The shape can be altered to fit your fancy, as well ~ turkeys, acorns, leaves, etc. 

Like I said in the original post, which includes the complete how to, the possibilities are truly endless.

Now, place cards are fun, but if you really want to raise the hostess bar, you could take a Thanksgiving group shot and send everyone home with a copy, ready to be framed in their puzzle piece name card party favor to remember the holiday! 

Wait. What? 

You don't think you'll have time to orchestrate the perfect group shot, download the pictures and print up a copy for your army of guests in between cooking, serving & cleaning up? 

Don't worry, neither will I! 



I am not just a pumpkin puzzle crafter, check out my puzzle piece masterpieces for Christmas

I have also used them to make Valentine pretties, too!

I hope that you are enjoying fall and this wonderful Thanksgiving season!

What do you think of my puzzle piece recycle?











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27 comments:

  1. THAT is SUCH a cute idea, Kim. I just love it-it is very clever! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana, you always leave to nicest comments! :) I

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  2. Another puzzle project? fabulous idea again Kim!!!!

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    1. Thanks Vel...I couldn't resist! I had all those orange pieces leftover, I figured why not! :)

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  3. You are so clever, Kim. Love this! I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas with puzzle pieces. I'm watching you. ;)

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    1. Oh Nancy! I'd better get that green paint out, pronto! ;)

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  4. Love this idea! Very cute . I use to make picture frames with my older kids with puzzle pieces.
    Very creative!!
    Kim
    http://www.thisolemom.com

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    1. It's an oldie, but goodie, Kim and, as you know, easy and adaptable for the kiddos! :) Thanks for popping by!

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  5. Kim, while reading the comments, I remembered an invitation I made ages ago to a mystery dinner that Bob and I had for our church share group in Texas. Simply posted all info on the card, added puzzle pieces on my invitation and then cut them into probably about 10 pieces and mailed to the guest list. Of course, they had to assemble the small puzzle in order to read the details. I love your ideas for Christmas...green was a terrific hint! Keep us informed, please!

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    1. Helen, I love the puzzle piece invitation idea! How fun that would be to receive in the mail! What a great way to build anticipation or an event. I have to remember that one! I am still trying to decide exactly what I am going to make with my green puzzle pieces for Christmas...there are so many things I could do! I may be just as surprised as everyone else!

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  6. These are adorable! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie, I'll check it out! :)

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  7. Hey Kim, I meant to tell you how cute this is--love that it can be used in several ways. That's my kind of craft! Have a good week! Dee :)

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    1. Thanks Dee...I am a lazy crafter and decorator...I am all about easy and reusable! :) Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  8. Love these placecards!!! Such a cute and original idea!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie! They are very easy to make, too!

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  9. Kim, you are quite the professional 'pretty maker'; you make such pretty things so perfectly! These pumpkin puzzle place cards are definitely dramatic as well as smart!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

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    1. Oh Poppy, thank you for your lovely words, but don't look too close, it's all slight of hand! I choose very simple projects where there is little room for error, so I just look like a creative superstar...this one is a perfect example! ;)

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  10. Beautiful idea. So creative! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-diyers-39.html

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    1. Thanks Kayla, I will check it out!

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  11. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  12. This is adorable Kim! I am featuring it on my blog tomorrow! Thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY On! I hope you'll join us tomorrow with your Holiday Wreaths or Door Decor!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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    1. Thanks so much, Mandy! You just made my morning! :) Happy December!

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  13. This is such an adorable idea! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks Jess, this is one of my favorites! :)

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  14. What a fun and novel idea! I love this. Thank you so much for linking it up at SHARE IT SUNDAY linky party at Fine Craft Guild! ~ Rose

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