Dried Orange Thanksgiving Place Cards – DIY

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m so excited for this year! We are hosting Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to create a beautiful tablescape for my family! My mom, sister, and brother are making the drive down to Southern California to be with us and it means the world to me. Most of the time… actually all of the time we are the ones who are packing and driving to see everyone or living in a different country and it gets expensive to fly/travel with three kids to spend the holidays with family. After years of living abroad, we are back in the US and ready to spend some quality time with family. I love hosting dinners! It’s a way for me to share my creations with others! Talking about creating… today I’m sharing with you a simple Dried Orange Thanksgiving Place Card DIY!

If you love making a simple DIY’s this one is for you!





2. I made my own dried orange slices by baking them.

How to make Dried Orange Slices:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Slice oranges, cuties, and mini lemons fairly thin. I sliced mine 1/8 of an inch. The thinker they are the longer they take to bake and dry. Place oranges on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 3 hours, flipping them every hour. When they are dried and golden amber color, cool on a cooling rack.

3. Arrange orange slices from biggest to smallest and hot glue them by overlapping each one.

4. Hot glue the wheat bundle on the side of the large orange slice and that’s it! Easy right?!

If you get the chance to make these place cards tag me on Instagram @paintmepinkblog! I would love to see them!


There’s so much to be thankful for and I truly can’t wait to spend this Thanksgiving with family.

Thank you to Janine and Ashley for putting together this amazing Thanksgiving Place Card hop! Don’t forget to check out more DIY’s below!

Xo, Norma



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How to Use Place Cards to Set a Thanksgiving Table // My 100 Year Old Home

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  • Bri
    October 15, 2020

    So pretty for a fall wedding!

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  • Chiell Ordonez
    October 16, 2020

    I’m loving this!! The design and DIY looks easy enough, so pretty!

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    • paintmepink
      Chiell Ordonez
      October 16, 2020

      So glad you like it! They place cards were super easy to make!

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  • Sarah Miller
    October 16, 2020

    This is beautiful! I never would have thought to use dried orange slices. Perfect for a thanksgiving table!

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  • Samantha Laycock
    October 16, 2020

    These are beautiful. The colors are perfect for a Thanksgiving table.

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    • paintmepink
      Samantha Laycock
      October 16, 2020

      I’m so in love with these autumn colors, thank you, Roberta!

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  • Roberta Bittle
    October 16, 2020

    Gorgeous. Our family has always had a big meal, family style, so place setting were never a thing.

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    • paintmepink
      Roberta Bittle
      October 16, 2020

      I can totally understand! My husband comes from a big family so gatherings get a little crazy lol but they are always fun 🙂

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  • melissa
    October 16, 2020

    This looks stunning! what a beautiful theme and I love the colours.

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  • Alyssa
    October 16, 2020

    DANG. I just threw away some dehydrated grapefruit I couldn’t find a use for. Kicking myself now, that’s beautiful!

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  • Janine Waite
    October 16, 2020

    I love this lovely idea of dried oranges on a Thanksgiving table! Enjoy your special Thanksgiving with your family.

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  • vidya
    October 17, 2020

    such a pretty diy and love the pics in this post!!

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  • Puja Kumari
    October 21, 2020

    Such a perfect combination of piping colours and beautiful designs. You have done it so perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

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