Pilgrim Hat Place Cards

I made these pilgrim hat place cards a few years ago. I believe I got the idea from Better Homes and Gardens. They’re not classic, but the kids really like them so we bring them out every year. I need to make some for the new members of the family. I have them on the window sill for now.


I don’t know why I put dots on the hats. I think they would look better without them. My new ones will. not. have. dots.

I took 2 1/2 inch clay pots and painted them black. Then I cut 3 3/4 inch circles out of a sheet of black foam. I just traced around a cup. Cut a buckle out of a sheet of yellow foam. Paint the brim whatever color you like. You can paint them all the same if you’d like. After all the paint has dried, adhere the foam parts to the pot. I just used a white glue.


I wrote the names on the back with a black sharpie.


I think these would be fun for the kids to make for the children’s table at Thanksgiving. Maybe I’ll try something a little more sophisticated for the adults this year.

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  • Traci Rochon November 3, 2009, 5:48 am

    Wow. Your on the ball. Halloween just ended and you already have Thanksgiving stuff out.

  • 12Ivylane November 3, 2009, 4:27 pm

    I just found your site today and I have to say I will be visiting again and again until I read up on all your ideas, which ironically the ones I have read match up to a lot of the things I have going on in my home. I too love!!!! organizing and have a bunch of family to “work” around. So funny is that when I clicked on your blog I was stunned that I almost used the same background (wouldn’t work for me though. Too cool. Have a great day and hope to get to know you better!! 🙂

  • pk November 3, 2009, 6:17 pm

    I love the idea of turning clay pots into hats! Very cute.

    pk @ ROOM REMIX

  • Kimm at Reinvented November 3, 2009, 6:47 pm

    My kids and I made these a few years ago too! 🙂
    I should get them back out this year. Thanks for sharing!

  • kim~todays creative blog November 3, 2009, 7:40 pm

    very cute! I like the dots.

  • Ri November 3, 2009, 10:32 pm

    How did you ever come up with this!? I love it. I hope I have enough time to fit this project in. I am adding you to my blog list of crafters so I come back often. Will also click “Follow” button above. Please visit and browse a while, if you like what you see, please do the same.

  • Amanda November 4, 2009, 5:51 am

    What a cute idea! I love the use of the pilgrim hats as place cards 🙂

  • Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog November 5, 2009, 12:49 pm

    What a fun project- I can see why your kids like them so much!

  • Sara November 5, 2009, 6:43 pm

    Those are so cute!

  • Andy Porter November 6, 2009, 9:51 am

    What a great Thanksgiving project. I get stumped with trying to come up with new ideas for Thanksgiving. These are great. I kind of like the dots. Cute!!

  • Michelle November 6, 2009, 9:53 am

    I am saving this idea for the Thanksgiving in the future when I have a kid table, what a great idea!

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