Posts tagged Place Settings
Posts tagged Place Settings
These Do It Yourself Eco Friendly Place Settings and Favors are a fun idea for a spring/summer wedding and easy to put together. Plus they are an affordable favor your guests can actually bring home and enjoy them long after the wedding.
2. Any small potted plant
3. Potting Gloves
4. Potting shovel (if needed)
5. Twine Hole Puncher
6. Small Terracotta Pot
1. Start off by planting one of your flower/herb plants into the small Terracotta pot.
2. Print your saying of choice on your recycled paper. We used “Please plant this flower to remember our day and watch our love blossom in your garden everyday”
Once printed, cut into small strips.
3. Using the hole puncher, punch a hole in the top left corner of the strip. Cut the twine to desired length (determined by how many times you wish to wrap around the pot).
4. Cut the twine to desired length (determined by how many times you wish to wrap around the pot).
Last but not least, wrap twine around the pot and tie off in the front, making a bow, and place at each place setting.
These little guys are an amazing addition to any place setting. So adorable. Perfect for any wedding or parties leading up to the big day.
- 4” x 6” picture frames
- sheet Masonite(s)
- primer (for hardboard)
- blackboard paint (for hardboard)
- latex primer (for frame)
- latex paint (for frame)
Inexpensive wood picture frames are widely available at décor and craft stores. The one pictured measures 4” x 6”.
A 1/8”-thick sheet of Masonite (also known as “hardboard”) can be purchased in sheet form at building supply stores. At the store, get this sheet cut into pieces, each measuring 5-7/8” x 3-7/8”.
Using blackboard paint is a snap. You’ll have to invest a little time, but the actual technique is quite simple. The keys to success are to apply several coats (two to three), let each dry thoroughly, and allow the final coat to cure for several days before writing on the surface.
To prepare the surfaces, lightly sand the area with 120- or 140-grit sandpaper (this will allow the paint to adhere best to the surface). Wipe the surface with a damp cloth to clean away all dust.
Using low-tack masking tape, carefully tape off the area you will be painting.
Apply a coat of primer (use Benjamin Moore’s Fresh Start 023 primer on already-finished surfaces and Benjamin Moore’s Alkyd Enamel Underbody 217 on raw wood). Let dry overnight.
Apply a coat of blackboard paint (try Benjamin Moore’s Studio Finishes Chalkboard Paint 307). Let dry overnight.
Apply a second coat of blackboard paint. Let dry thoroughly. If needed, apply a third coat. To let the final coat dry thoroughly, wait at least three days (and ideally seven) before writing on the blackboard surface.
1. Prepare frames by removing the glass inserts and cardboard backings from each frame.
2. Apply blackboard paint. Sand, prime and paint the Masonite.
3. Paint picture frames. Once all paint is dry, reassemble frames (with Masonite in place of glass).
And that’s it! Adorable place cards that you can reuse!
*Photo Credit : Canadian House & Home
“Tying the knot” becomes literal when you make these simple sailor’s knots to scatter around your wedding venue!
These fun knots are perfect as favors, place cards, or simply just as table accents. Alternatively, the knots can be turned into napkin rings by using a longer length of rope when making the knot, and hot gluing the ends together to form a circle.
Clothesline is the just the right thickness for these knots, is inexpensive, and is widely available at hardware stores. First, form a loop in the rope, as shown in the image on the left, and then bring the tail down in back, like in the image on the right.
Bring the tail through the loop, and then pull taut. Voila! A neat-looking figure eight knot.
Trim each end of the rope to the desired length.
* Credits: Project styling and photographs by Mary Swenson & Project Wedding
I love this place setting…it has a rustic feel yet still sweet and feminine.
* Photo Credit:Amber Shaw Photography
Guest Blog by Suzanne Stirling
1. Cut a circle in the bottom of the largest cupcake liner (poke scissors in the middle to make a small hole and then cut out as pictured).
2. Using the petal markings on the liners as a guide, cut down, in between the colored areas, to create defined petal shapes.
3. Scrunch up the bottom of the largest cupcake liner just a bit, so that it conforms to the size and shape of the bottom of the smallest cupcake liner. (The small folds and pleats that will occur give the petals more dimension and movement.) Put a little glue on the inside edge of the largest cupcake liner and put the smallest liner in the middle. Press the edges of the largest liner around the smaller one and hold for a few seconds, until the glue sets.
Place the finished flowers in egg cups (or just place them on the table or plate). Fill with small candies.
I like the rustic simplicity of this place setting. The vibrant color makes it stand out.
Guest Blogger Nella from www.lostmykitty.com has generously shared more of her creative DIY wisdom with us in the form of these delicate paper flowers to use as escort cards or name settings.
And over to Nella….
What you will need:
Step 1: Draw a spiral on a 4 inch square. I used 90 weight paper although regular colored craft paper would work equally well.
Step 2: Cut out the spiral along the lines you’ve drawn.
Step 3: Roll the spiral from the outside.
Step 4: Use a spot of adhesive to glue the body of the flower onto the round bit left.
Now you’re finished with the flower!
Step 5: Use a pencil to faintly write your guests’ names in a pretty cursive. I’ve used pen for emphasis. Don’t forget the table number for escort cards.
Step 6: Follow the lines using small stitches. You could also use paper if you are not so keen on sewing.
Step 7: Attach the skeleton leaf and your personalized leaf to the flower.
Martha Stewart may be able to make 100 of these in 15 minutes but for us mere mortals make a party of it with a bottle of wine and a few friends – nothing like the promise of food and a mimosa to bribe some slave labor