Pretty Autumn Place Settings

Published July 20, 2012

At this time of year there seems to be a lot of dinner parties. Maybe it’s because the weather is turning and most people have settled back home after the summer season. Whatever the reason, having friends and family over for a nice meal by the fire is always appreciated by your guests.

If a dinner party is in the plans for you this season why not treat your guests to some pretty place setting ideas? They are simple and take only minutes to assemble.


Autumn Leaf Place Setting


  • Coloured cardboard paper
  • Adhesive leaves (or real maple leaves dried)
  • Craft Glue
  • Adhesive Alphabetic Labels

We all have a little cardboard somewhere in the house that can be easily transformed into a quick place setting. Simply cut the card into a 3inch by 3-inch square and fold in half. Spell out the guest’s name with the adhesive alphabetic labels or alternatively write the guest’s name by hand. Attach the leaves on the outside edges and place at each settings.


Easy Pinecone Place Setting


  • Miniature pinecones
  • Glue and Glue Gun
  • Adhesive labels
  • Coloured card paper


These little pinecones may be found at craft stores. They are usually sold in plastic bags of 10 or more. Alternatively you may be lucky enough to find them in a local park or perhaps your own yard. If the pinecones are damp be sure to let them dry out completely before use. Cut a piece of card paper in a small, 1inch by 1inch square. Carefully write your guest’s name on each paper and insert them into the pinecone. Very easy and very fast.

Other ideas for simple and easy place settings include writing your guest’s name on a piece of fruit. Purchase and clean a pear or apple for each place setting. Use the alphabet adhesive labels to spell out each guest’s name and place in front of each plate. Another simple idea is to dry out a salal leaf and write each name with a metallic pen in silver or gold. Using a hole punch, make a hole in the top of the leaf and thread through a piece of raffia. Tie the leaf and raffia to the napkin and place on the plate.