We must admit, it was pretty difficult to top the Pumpkin Place Cards we made for last year’s Thanksgiving table. We tried our very best when creating these stamped clay name tags and we’re so happy with the results!
All you need is some polymer clay, stamps, and some acrylic paint to create these personalized Thanksgiving place settings. Would you like to make your own? Keep reading!
*Skip the paint and just buy colored clay! We had white clay and added the metallic paint to give it more of a shimmer, but feel free to skip that step.
1. Warm the clay in your hands. Place a piece of wax paper on your work surface, place the clay in the center, and add another piece of wax paper* on top of the clay. Roll out the clay with a rolling pin.
2. Remove the top layer of wax paper and gently press the rubber stamps into the clay to spell out your guests’ names.
3. Use a pen or rounded tool to press a hole in the clay to the left or right of the name where the twine will go through.
4. When you are happy with the names (practice makes perfect!), use a knife* to cut the clay into rectangular name tags.
5. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil* and place each name tag on it flat.
6. Bake the name tags according to the directions on the clay packaging (we did 300 degrees for 15 minutes…long enough to bake the clay, but still keep it a little flexible).
7. When the tags have cooled completely, sand the edges and wipe them down with a paper towel.
8. Paint the tags (optional) and let dry!
*When working with clay, do not use tools you normally use with food!
We used twine to create a simple and rustic looking napkin ring and then tied on the tags. Aren’t these Pottery Barn ruffled linen napkins beautiful?