Personalized Thankful Napkins and Thanksgiving Tablescape

I am so excited to show off my Thanksgiving table to you today!

Personalized Thanksgiving Napkins and Table Décor #turkeytablescapes

I usually keep our Thanksgiving table décor pretty simple – since I’m cooking and the table will be full of yumminess, I like to keep things from getting too crowded on the table.

This year I have a fun new decoration for the table – it is these Personalized Family Thankfulness Napkins!

Personalized Thanksgiving Napkins #turkeytablescapes

Last week we all took a few minutes and wrote down five things about the others in the family that we are thankful for. I combined them all and printed them out, and used them as a pattern for these personalized napkins!

I kept all the descriptions a secret so on Thanksgiving, each one of us will have a personalized napkin covered in this pretty script, describing all the ways the other members of the family are thankful for us.

These are super easy to do too! Here’s what you’ll need to do your own.


  • Thin light fabric (makes it easier for tracing) – I used muslin – you’ll need 1 yard
  • fabric paint pens
  • marking pen
    (All my supplies came from Jo-Ann Fabrics)

Begin by cutting your fabric into 18″ squares.

Combine the phrases your family has come up with and print them out. I printed mine out in a tile format and taped them together.
(My printer left a little out of some of the words but it wasn’t a problem with tracing.)

Tape your paper down and then tape one of your napkin pieces over the printed paper.

Once you’re all taped down, start tracing the letters. I decided to use a fabric marking pen first, but if your letters are clear enough you can just start tracing away with the fabric marker.

Once you have all your words traced, hem the sides of the napkin by turning the ends under twice and sewing.

Now you can work on the others! They are actually pretty fast to make.
The script on these looks a little light, but it’s really a nice gold color.

For the table, I placed the napkins on each plate, then added a little plate with a mini-pumpkin, decorated with some pretty beaded velvet ribbon.

I have a pretty vintage fabric runner for the center of the table, and I finished it off with this birdcage flower arrangement, all in fun Thanksgiving colored flowers.

It’s so bright and cheerful, but in pretty Fall colors. And it’s easy to do too!

I can’t wait until Thanksgiving to see how much fun everyone has reading their napkins. I thought it was really fun – in going through and compiling all the words, there weren’t any duplicates for each person. Pretty awesome right?

Also – I feel so blessed by what everyone said – I know these are going to be fun mementos of this year’s Thanksgiving!

Personalized Thankful Napkins #turkeytablescapes

If you would like more awesome holiday craft ideas head over to Jo-Ann Fabrics – you can browse through for baking, sewing, jewelry, and crafting ideas!

You can also check out more sweet Thanksgiving ideas on social media with the hashtag #turkeytablescapes!
And I have a bonus for you so you can pick up some supplies for your next project – a 50% off coupon!
Just right click on the image below and click print.

I’d love to hear about your Thanksgiving table décor too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Jo-Ann Fabrics – all ideas and opinions are my own! :)


  • Reply November 20, 2013


    Okay I know I’m pregnant- therefore extra emotional- but these totally made me tear up!! This is such a sweet thoughtful idea. I love it.

  • Reply November 20, 2013

    Jackie Smith

    What a wonderful idea! I might try this for Christmas since I won’t have time before Thanksgiving.

  • Reply November 20, 2013


    Your family is so fortunate to you. You go above and beyond to make memories for them that will last forever. I am always full of “ahs” when I read your entries. Those around you I’m sure are THANKFUL for you

  • Reply November 20, 2013

    Janel from NellieBellie

    Love this idea! So sweet…I can imagine the joy they will have around your table!

  • Ohhhhhhhhhhh these would make great Christmas gifts also! Love it!

  • Reply November 20, 2013

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

    This is such a beautiful, elegant and meaningful project, Bev. Love it!

  • Reply November 20, 2013

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    Bev, these are adorbs!!! And such a fun idea for the family. I love this!! (And your placemats… they are so cute!)

  • Reply November 20, 2013

    kathy t

    I love this idea. What a treat that will be for everyone to read what each other is thankful for. I could see these used for someones birthday :-)

  • Reply November 21, 2013

    Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs

    Oh this is fabulous Bev! Beautiful table and what a wonderful idea…those napkins are incredible!

  • That is just the neatest idea … what a fabulous thing for everyone to read! LOVE it.

  • Absolutely beautiful Bev! Love these!!!

  • These are gorgeous. Anyone would be lucky to join you for Thanksgiving with those pretties :)

  • What a fantastic idea! These would make great wedding gifts as well!

  • Reply November 21, 2013


    What a beautiful and wonderful idea Bev. Just gorgeous!

  • Reply November 21, 2013

    Holly Lefevre

    Bev – these are amazingly gorgeous! What a beautiful idea!

  • Reply November 23, 2013


    FANTASTIC idea, Beverly! I love how them turned out. xo

  • Reply November 24, 2013

    Laura / Pet Scribbles

    Thanks for such a pretty idea, Bev! Love these!

  • Reply November 24, 2013


    Those are pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing – I will use this idea in the future for sure!

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