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DIY Retro Folk Thanksgiving Kit

Retro Folk Thanksgiving Kit THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
1) 8.5 X 11 Card Stock Paper compatible with your printer
2) Paper Cutter or Xacto Knife, Metal Ruler & Cutting Mat
3) Double Stick Tape & Clear Tape
4) Roll of Twine or Matching Ribbon
5) Avery 8293 (1.5 inch round) Ink Jet Label Sheets
6) Avery 8164 (full sheet) Ink Jet Label Sheets
7) Toothpicks for Dessert Toppers
8) Hole Punch

Invite and menu are available to personalize, download and print from shareholidays.com.

ENVELOPE LINERS: See our previous post here about envelope liners.

NAPKIN OR GIFT TAGS: Print onto 8.5 X 11 card stock. Trim with scissors or xacto knife. Use a hole punch to create an opening for the string or ribbon and attach.

BEVERAGE STICKERS: Open PDF and type the first initial of your guests in the editable form fields. Select PAGE SCALING = NONE in the print window. (Very important so that the design lines up properly). Print onto Avery 8293 label sheets. Peel and stick to paper or plastic beverage cups.

LEFTOVERS LABELS: Open PDF and print onto Avery 5264 label sheets. (These are Shipping Labels 3 1/3 X 4 inch, 6 on a sheet.) Peel label and place on the container. Write the name of the lucky individual that gets to eat the leftovers.

TABLE CARDS: Print onto 8.5 X 11 card stock. Trim with scissors or xacto knife. Fold in half where indicated on dotted line. Write names for place cards or food dishes to label a buffet.

RECIPE CARDS: Print onto 8.5 X 11 card stock. Trim with scissors or xacto knife.

STICKER SHEET: Open PDF and print. Make sure you select PAGE SCALING = NONE in the print window. (Very important so that the design lines up properly). Print onto Avery 8293 label sheets. Peel and stick to decorate containers, packages or party items.

DESSERT OR STRAW FLAGS: Trim flags and fold on dotted line. Open flat and place a 2 inch strip of double stick tape across the fold. Make sure there is no tape hanging off the edges of the flag. Place the straw on the fold of the flag and leave about 2-3 inches of straw above the flag. Wrap taped area of flag around straw pressing paper together on flag ends. You can also use the flags on toothpicks for dessert of treat toppers.

DESSERT TOPPERS: Print onto 8.5 X 11 card stock. Trim round circles with scissors or a 1.5 inch round punch. With topper face down, lay toothpick or skewer in center and adhere with double stick tape. Place another topper back to back over tape and press to stick together.

Emily Crawford

Hello, there. I'm a thirty-something wife of nine years, mother of two little girls, and a freelance graphic designer. I love designing stationery for Elli.com and posting tutorials and downloads on the Elli blog. Follow me on Pinterest to see what I am currently loving.


  1. These are so fun! I can’t wait to print some of my own :)

  2. Wow! This is awesome. Thank you! :)

  3. Thank you!

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