Posts Tagged ‘Escort Cards’

Jan
23
DIY Wednesday: Plaster Mold Escort Cards
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Brittni Mehlhoff

Surprise your guests when they pick up their escort cards with plaster table numbers or monogram favors that will direct them to their seats.

Supplies: powder plaster • plastic container for mixing • silicone number or letter mold • patterned paper scraps • scissors • small favor bags • sequin thread • hole punch • metal or wooden spoon

Step One. Scoop powdered plaster into a small container and mix with water according to directions.

Step Two. Stir water and plaster mixture until you achieve desired consistency, which should be similar to pancake batter. Plaster sets very quickly, so you will want to work fast.

Step Three. Pour mixture into the number or letter mold, or gently scoop the mixture in with a spoon. Set aside and allow the plaster to harden for at least one hour (dry time may vary).

Step Four. Carefully remove the plaster numbers from the mold one at a time and let them finish air drying for a full 24 hours.  When the numbers are completely dry, you can begin placing them in small favor bags.

Step Five. Write guests’ names on small, geometric, patterned papers. (Write in a table number too, if you decide to go for monograms).  Punch a hole through the top of each paper and another hole through the top of the favor bags.  String sequins through the scrap paper and the favor bag, fold the top of the favor bag over and tie sequin thread off in a knot.

Photos and Project by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch


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May
16
DIY Wednesday: Fresh Floral Place Cards
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Chelsea Fuss

These pretty floral creations are not only perfect for place cards, but also for escort cards, favors, or table numbers! We were inspired to create them as floral favors for a girly bridal shower featuring pastel hues and sweet spring blossoms. Make them your own by designing them in your own colors and style!

You will need:

Popsicle sticks or plant markers

Acrylic Paint

White paint pen ( it’s important to use a paint pen, the normal kind won’t work)

Foam paint brush

Flowers

Containers


Step One. Paint the popsicle sticks in a combination of colors that look good together (or match to the flowers).

Step Two. Wait for them to dry (should take only about 5 or 10 minutes)

Step Three. Using the paint pen, write names or table numbers on them.

Step Four. Gather little floral bouquets with each wooden nametag and tie with string before placing in vases.

These are so inexpensive. It was about $5 total for lots of popsicle sticks and a tube of paint, which went really far. They add such a fresh and pretty flair to a wedding event.

 

Photos and Project Styling by Chelsea Fuss


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Feb
22
DIY Wednesday: Colorful Clay Escort Cards
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Victoria Hudgins

Escort cards that look like bright spring pendants are perfect for showing everyone from your Aunt Kathy to your college pals, to their seats.

To make the pendants you will need to purchase colored bake clay and string from your local craft store. Step One. kneed the clay for 2 minutes to soften it; then use the palm of your hand to lay it out in a thin, even layer.

Step Two. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the shape that you’d like to have your seating cards in. I experimented with a couple shapes before deciding on the small circles. They seemed the perfect shape for spring!

Step Three. Use a toothpick to carefully write the table numbers on each circle. Also use it to poke a hole in the top of each circle (be sure this indention goes all the way through).

Step Four. Bake according to the package directions (15 min at 275 degrees) to set the clay into formation.

Step Five. Attach a thin thread and simple name cards to each clay circle. Lay them out on a table or hang for easy reception seating.

Project and Photos by Victoria Hudgins


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Feb
08
DIY Wednesday: Candy Bowl Escort Cards
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Victoria Hudgins

Here’s a fun, colorful way to direct guests to their place settings!  Present them with painted candy dishes and a sweet little note tucked inside for an escort card they will not soon forget.

To make these painted candy bowl escort cards…

Step One:  Purchase one tiny ceramic bowl for each guest or thrift an eclectic selection of bowls

Step Two: Use a ceramic paint marker to print table numbers on each of the bowls, you can do this part pretty far in advance. Bake each bowl on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or follow the directions as stated on your pen.

Step Three: Once you have the seating plan created (just before your wedding) place each guest’s name with their painted number bowl and fill with candy.

Step Four: For a special touch, include a little note to each of your guests. This will take a bit of time, especially for a large wedding, but it is a thoughtful gesture that will make your friends and family feel immediately connected to you on your special day. It would be a fun activity to do one evening with your fiancé!

Enjoy!

Project Design and Photography by Victoria Hudgins

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