Personal Pilgrim Placecards

Awwww….Wouldn’t you just love some cute little pilgrims–like this, on your own Thanksgiving table?

Or maybe you’d prefer–a handsome devil like this? Trust me…it’s simple. All you have to do is:

Print out the pattern–at the bottom of the page and cut out the pieces.

A Pilgrim 016

Using the pattern, cut out enough pilgrim pieces for each member of your family.

A Pilgrim 012

Roll the black rectangle and staple it in place.

Wrap the white collar around the black tube–and staple.

Using embroidery scissors–cut along the line on the pilgrims bonnet.

Print out pictures of your family–I made them all about 2-1/2 inches tall. Cut them out.

Glue the pilgrim hat on the boy pilgrim’s head. Slide the girl photos into the white caps.

Now you’re ready to put your pilgrim together. Oh, and for the babies bodies, I trimmed the black body pieces about 1-1/2 inches–so they were shorter.

Slide the heads between the black piece and the white collar and glue lightly in place. Let them dry for about 30 minutes and they’ll be set for your feasting table.

No need to write anyone’s name on these guys because the kids will love finding themselves on the plate!

For the Personal Pilgrim Place Card Pattern–simply click on the link below.

Happy Harvesting!

Pilgrim Placecards

Turkey Placecards

Indian Placecards

25 Replies to “Personal Pilgrim Placecards”

  1. Oh my goodness- these are so cute! (Where are you teaching classes out of now? I’d love to come and visit you!)

  2. I laughed my head off as I was making them. It felt like that “Elf Yourself” thing we did on Halloween. What a crack-up!

  3. I teach at my daughter’s house right this minute and I’d love to see you and have you visit the class. Email me: and I’ll send you the address. In December, I will move to the Mothering Your Way offices in Orem.

    Come, come, come!

  4. I absolutely adore your family, they are ALL so cute! I miss missionary boy too. He was always good for a laugh. I love this idea!

  5. It made me weepy to think of leaving my Daney boy out of the Pilgrim party. So we’ll just have him sitting on the table by an empty seat. I’m afraid it will look like we are waiting for Elijah or something. Not Elijah…just Dane.


  6. Oh my gosh!!! Those are so stinkin cute I can’t even take it!!! Someday when we do our own Thanksgiving I’m so doing these!!

  7. Ok, so how come every picture of Jacob looks like you just ‘caught’ him doing something…. does he hate getting his picture taken?

  8. Please let me know if you can update the printable, the link no longer works. I used this years ago and really wanted to do it again. Thank you so much!

  9. Hi Vicky,
    Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. It’s fixed now. Working on the Personal Indian Placecard link next and then we’ll do a Personal Turkey Placecard post next! Watch for it.

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