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Thankful Leaf Place Settings

I’ve loved this post from Quince and Quire on Leaf Drawing. Even though I don’t have her artistic touch, I decided I had to make some myself anyway, taking a Thanksgiving spin on it. I wrote the names of people who will be at our dinner table, making each leaf a place setting.

Autumn Leaf Writing

You’ll first want to collect, press, and sort your leaves. Then find a fancy pen (I love the silver ink), or you could even paint on your leaves like Geninnie’s Art, where Quince and Quire was inspired. Have fun being creative this Fall!


  1. Hi Marie,

    Remember me from way back when? I just stumbled upon this and I’m going to try it. Just one question. I’m worried the placecard will contaminate my table. Any tips on cleaning/sterilizing the leaves? So excited to find this site! Can’t wait to try more stuff!


    Brynn Steimle

    1. Yes, Hi Brynn!

      Another option is to laminate or place them in clear contact paper after you’ve designed them. That way they will be clean to use and will last a long time.

  2. Yay! Keep the ideas coming.

    Lynn – I love your idea to write what you’re thankful for on these!

    Michelle – And perfect idea to make a placemat out of these leaves when you’re done!

  3. This is a great idea, I think I’ll send the girls out to hunt for leaves this morning! And expand on the idea by having them create a placemat for each of them, which I will laminate :)

    Thank you for sharing!

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