Photo Napkin Rings…Find Your Seat…Thanksgiving Dinner is Served!

3 Materials
2 Hours

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! I love all the fuss and the food and the entertaining!

Some of my greatest meals and epic fails happened on Thanksgiving!

Dinner for 25…

I didn’t know that raspberry chipotle sauce is put on the last 15 minutes of cooking time…a blackened disaster!

But always, always we set a fun table. This year is no exception!

Introducing – photo place card/napkin rings to grace the Thanksgiving table and to adorn the Christmas tree!

Here’s what you need:

  • Small tree rounds. About 4 inches in diameter.
  • Sandpaper block.
  • Photo of each guest invited to the table.
  • Drill to drill a hole in each round.
  • Polyurethane sealer to coat and preserve the photo.

First prep the wood rounds. Sand. Drill.

Each round is about 4 inches wide.

You can also purchase 4-inch wood rounds on Amazon… LINK.

2 types of grit sanding sponge – rough and smooth.

Sand to get a smooth surface.

Ready for step 2 – drill a small hole for hanging.

A tiny hole for the hanger loop.


One per guest.

Step 3 – select a photo of each guest. Print on copy paper.

Step 4 - Trace the Image to Fit on the Place Card and Cut Out.

Apply a thin layer of glue and press the photo onto the round.

Pat dry with paper towel – the glue will dry clear.

It’s fun selecting the photos…

Use a paper clip to poke a hole through the photo paper.

So fun!

Once the rounds are dry, you can apply polyurethane to protect the photo…but it’s not necessary.

Last step – insert a tinsel stem for wrapping around the napkin…

Tinsel stems…Amazon LINK,

So easy to poke through the hole.

Twist the stem to create a loop.

Please take your seat…dinner is served!

Once the Thanksgiving table is cleared…the place card is an ornament for the tree!

Let all the holiday magic begin!

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Suggested materials:

  • Wood Rounds 4 inch diameter   (Amazon)
  • Silver Tinsel Stems 12 inch length   (Amazon)
  • Sand Paper Sponge   (Amazon)

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