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8 DIY Pumpkin Place Cards

October 5, 2011 | 12 Comments

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Move over, ordinary place cards! Today we’re showcasing a HUGE round-up of our favorite DIY pumpkin place cards perfect for your upcoming fall wedding. A few weeks ago, we talked about DIY pumpkin candles and we’re back to up the ante. We love when decor pieces can do double duty as place cards, so today’s round-up is all about decor and functionality. Read on to browse our hand-picked pumpkin place card ideas, check out a few handmade finds and learn how you can turn these pretty pumpkins into wedding favors, too! PLUS, check out this yummy pumpkin-inspired beverage to greet guests upon arrival (+ learn how to whip it up at home!) Enjoy!

1. Glitter Pumpkin Place Card

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Who knew glitter, a little styrofoam and candle light could combine so effortlessly? Instead of using real pumpkins which can dry out quickly, this DIY uses styrofoam pumpkins so you can make them well ahead of time.

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This glittery pumpkin place card holder (+ candle!) requires only a handful of styrofoam pumpkins, glitter spray paint and votive candles, among a few other easy-to-find supplies. Get the full scoop – including the complete how-to details – here.

2. Spray-Painted Pumpkin Place Cards

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We spotted this idea via Martha Stewart: spray-painted pumpkin place cards! I love the metallic spray paint. It’s such a fun alternative if you like the pumpkin idea without using orange throughout your wedding. Use any color you wish (we especially love it in gold). Spotted here.

3. Easy Pumpkin Place Card

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This next place card idea is RIDICULOUSLY easy (and looks so cute!) Spotted via RecipeGirl, this DIY requires nothing more than real mini pumpkins, a little jute string and green paper for tags. Write the names of your guests on tags (cut out to resemble leaves), attach the tag to the pumpkin stem, place and enjoy! (See? Told you it was easy.)

4. Plastic Pumpkin Place Cards

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These place cards are made from plastic pumpkins and carved wood bases. Catch the full how-to scoop here which features an excellent step-by-step tutorial with pictures.

5. Pin the Place Card on the Pumpkin

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Better Homes & Gardens brings us this amazing idea for an easy alternative to the orange pumpkin: yellow! Just print your place cards, cut and pin them on! What could be easier?

6. Flying Pumpkin Place Cards

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Leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with a perfectly fitting pumpkin place card for your Halloween-themed wedding (or party!) I love this one! Check out the full scoop here.

7. White Pumpkin Place Cards

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This white pumpkin idea is taken from a Real Bride who did a fabulous job with her place cards! Image via Lynn Michelle Photo.

8. 3D Paper Pumpkins


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A circle cutter, paper, raffia, and a few easy supplies are all it takes to craft these amazing 3D paper pumpkin place cards! Get the FREE printable and the tutorial here to craft your own!

Handmade Pumpkin Place Cards

Running out of time? Not feeling very crafty? There are plenty of pretty pumpkin place cards available by handmade artisans ready to order! Take a peek at a few of our favorites:

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pumpkin place card by fairy folk

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pumpkin place cards by indigo twin weddings

Painted Pumpkin Favors

What to do with all of those pumpkins sitting at guests’ seats? We recommend setting up a DIY pumpkin painting station! This is perfect for kids (and, kids at heart) and can even double as your wedding favor. Just use metallic paint pens!


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Or… what about a DIY pumpkin GLITTER bar? Messy – yes. Fun? Absolutely!


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Pumpkin-Inspired Deliciousness


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With crisp air rolling in, you’ll want to greet your guests with a hot beverage upon their arrival. Instead of coffee or tea, mix things up with a pumpkin spice latte! YUM! They’ll go perfectly with your pumpkin place cards and warm up guests so they can dance the night away! Don’t forget these yummy fall-inspired treats, too! I’ll take mine with extra foam, please!

Happy Crafting!


-E.

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  • http://www.printableplacecards.org Jessica

    These cards are adorable, thank you for sharing these!

  • http://weddings-paradise.com Paula

    this collection is gorgeous

  • http://www.borrowedandbleu.com Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}

    I absolutely adore this collection of pumpkin-y goodness!

  • http://twitter.com/theweddinglens/status/122465003445026816/ The Wedding Lens (@theweddinglens)

    Love these pumpkin place card ideas! RT @emmalinebride: Pumpkins + Glitter = http://t.co/KwFSVRG5

  • http://twitter.com/dpnak/status/122396363743961088/ Danielle Pasternak (@dpnak)

    Always can count on @emmalinebride for some amazing inspiration… like these perfect pumpkins! #TWIPS http://t.co/sbofOrYH

  • http://twitter.com/HoneyBeeInvites/status/122354405604458496/ Honey Bee Invites (@HoneyBeeInvites)

    Loving your pumpkin post!!! I am so ready for fall weather here! @EmmalineBride: Pumpkins + Glitter = http://t.co/rezTfwlx ♥ #TWIPS

  • http://twitter.com/EmmalineBride/status/122340774359744512/ Emma | EmmalineBride (@emmalinebride) (@emmalinebride) (@EmmalineBride)

    Pumpkins + Glitter = http://t.co/oAZe3ZTf

  • http://www.inloveengaged.com Kristine {In Love, Engaged}

    I think it’s safe to say that I love ALL things pumpkin. I love to decorate with pumpkins, I love to carve them, I love to eat them. You really can’t go wrong. I actually saw some white pumpkins the other day and thought they’d be a perfect decor item for a chic, Fall wedding. I love using them as placecard holders!

  • http://simplysavannahevents.blogspot.com/ Layla Mayville {Simply Savannah Events}

    FUN! My fav is the spray-painted pumpkin place cards!

  • http://Makebelieven.com Krissy – Make Believe’N

    Everything is better with glitter :)

  • http://www.oh-lovely-day.com Chandra – Oh Lovely Day

    LOVE these ideas. They go perfect with the pumpkin ideas for weddings I’ve been posting! Such fun ideas for fall parties and a Thanksgiving table too!

  • http://www.bridalmusings.com Elizabeth {Bridal Musings}

    Who knew there were so many pumpkin place card ideas?! Love the mini gold pumpkins!


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