Colorful Painted Feather Thanksgiving Place Cards

When you love to entertain you usually get put in charge of hosting major holidays like Thanksgiving. I have been hosting Thanksgiving at my house, for both sides of our families, for the past several years.  I love having our home filled with family, laughter and good food…but I’ll be honest my favorite part of hosting Thanksgiving is decorating the table.  I’ve started working on the kids table, and I’m almost certain everyone is going to want a seat at this colorful Thanksgiving table!  This table is reserved for just the kids, but they won’t have to worry about finding their seat with these colorful painted feather Thanksgiving place cards.

This DIY is so simple and you will love how easy it is to customize this project with your favorite DecoArt paint colors.  This month my friends at DecoArt challenged me to use Americana Premium and Extreme Sheen Metallics for my project, and the result is these colorful painted feather Thanksgiving place cards.

What You Will Need:

  • White Card Stock
  • Copper Shimmer Paper
  • Americana Premium Cobalt Teal
  • Americana Premium Magenta
  • Americana Premium Titanium White
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen Rose Metallic
  • Americana Acrylic Bright Salmon
  • Americana Acrylic Spice Pink
  • Americana Acrylic Sea Breeze
  • Americana Acrylic Soft Jade
  • Copper Wire
  • Sticks
  • Paint Brush
  • Copper Vinyl
  • Cricut Maker (optional)

Step 1: 

I used my Cricut Maker to cut out several different sizes of feathers on the white and copper shimmer paper.  


Step 2:

I painted the tip of the copper shimmer feather with one of the bright paints.  Set those aside to dry.

Step 3: 

Use the paints to create an ombre effect on the white cardstock feather. Ever since I created this hand painted Love Art Canvas I’ve been obsessed with these colors and the ombre technique and look.  To achieve the perfect ombre effect on my feathers I used the Americana Premium paints. I love these paints because they are medium-bodied, which means awesome coverage, and they are easy to mix and blend. 


Step 4: 

Once the paint is dry on your feathers, use your Cricut Maker to cut out the names of each kid in copper vinyl. Attach the vinyl to the painted feathers.  If you don’t have a Cricut machine you can use a copper marker to write the names on the feathers.

Step 5: 

Gather a couple of sticks, I just collected these outside in my yard, and tie them together with the copper wire. 

Step 6: 

Add the painted fathers to the wire and secure.

These simple and colorful Boho inspired thanksgiving place cards are going to be the perfect addition to our kids thanksgiving table.  I will be back to share tutorials for the colorful wood coasters, ombre “I’m Thankful” journals and the complete colorful kids Thanksgiving table with you soon!

Do you decorate the kids table for Thanksgiving?  Make sure you check out some of our other popular kids Thanksgiving table settings for even more inspiration: 

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Your Boho Thnksgiving placecards are the best! What a unique and creative idea! Love the colors you used. I will be hosting Thanksgiving for my daughter, son-in-law and their 3 sons as well as my son, daughter-in-law and their 3 children. The eldest of the the 6 children is 11 years old.
    I think even the little ones will enjoys their own colorful, feather placecard. I am definitely and completely copycatting your placecards! Thank you for your creative talent, you’ve helped me design my Thanksgiving table, dining room and kitchen with a delightful and unexpected color scheme!

  2. Oh wow, I love the colors on these!! Thanks for sharing.


  3. Love the non-traditional Thanksgiving colors! Very pretty. Visiting from Best of the Weekend party.

  4. These are really cute. they remind me of dream catchers & my daughter loves dream catchers.

    I hope you would consider joining me at a party I host every week (open all week)

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