Thanksgiving and/or Friendsgiving is right around the corner, and we are daydreaming of all the delicious food we are going to eat. No doubt, we need to please our bellies on this glorious day, but let’s not forget to please our eyes with a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape. Whether you are trying to impress your new mother-in-law (to show her that you are an adult and have it together) or just make your space feel more festive for your besties, we’ve got the EASIEST DIY for you: mini cornucopia place cards. With two materials and a hot glue gun, you can whip out eight of these while watching an episode of Parks and Recreation. Stuff them with succulents and you automatically win for having the cutest and most colorful table setting anyone has ever seen.


Materials + Tools:

– cardstock

– paracord

– hot glue gun

– scissors



1. Roll the cardstock paper into a cone and secure with hot glue.

2. Trim the edge of the paper to the cone size of your choice.

3. Wrap the paracord around the cone, adhering it with hot glue.


Remember when you made party hats out of paper when you were little? This is the same exact thing. Roll the cardstock into a cone and attach with hot glue. Trim the edge to make the perfect cone shape.


Now it’s wrapping time! Use hot glue to cover the whole cone in a layer of paracord.


These are the perfect name cards to add a punch of color to your tablescape.


We filled these mini cornucopias with one of our favorite plants — succulents! We suggest wrapping the stems and dirt with plastic wrap to keep them together and for minimal dirt-on-the-plate spillage :) If you are worried about a potential mess, air plants are always another great option.


The best way to top off your colorful place setting is by accompanying it with hand-lettered name cards. Don’t fret — we have amazing online classes that will teach you the tips and tricks of hand lettering or calligraphy.


Do you have a thanksgiving staple? Share your traditions with us in the comments below!

DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden

Photography: Chris Andre