- Mrs Vino
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2008
Cork Placecards…trials and tribulations!
So originally we saved corks from all of the bottles of wine that we drank for an entire year leading up to the wedding and had planned to use an exacto knife and cut a slit in the top for the card and level off the bottom so it would stay flat… or at least that was the plan!
It can be done! I would give yourself 2-3 times the amount of corks you need for error/uneven cutting and plenty of time to make them.
In the end we just went with a much simpler/low cost version.
Supplies:Placecards: PaperSource –shown in Moss ($7.00/50)
Text paper: Papersource –Soft White Text Paper ($2.25/10 sheets)
Trim: Martha Stewart Crafts in Endive Flourish from Michaels ($1.99 for 1 18×18 piece)
Glue: Elmer’s Craft bond (can also use double stick tape) ($3.99)
Details:I Printed out the names in Landsdowne font (free download from dafonts.com) onto Papersource Soft White Text Paper, trim to size. Cut 1/2 in. strips of flourish paper, and glue around the midline of paper tent placecards. Glue name tag centered on top of patterned strip.
Voila, placecards done in less than an hour and for very little money. I highly recommend visiting your local Paper Source store for ideas –they had so many great ideas with stamps/trim that looked very expensive and luxurious but were very easy to make.
Photo courtest of Wendy Hithe Photography© wendyhithephoto.com/
These were our placecards although they got slightly wet from the condensation coming off of the wine bottle chiller on our table (didnt think of that when we rented those!!)