- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
So I racked my brain forever trying to figure out what to do about our escort card display. We didn’t have a total “theme” per se, but the feeling was a little rustic, a little vintage, a little summer garden-y. I had already decided to incorporate wine bottles in our centerpieces (I’ll do a sep post on that!), so it dawned on me that I could so something simple with wine bottles and paper I already had leftover from our invites! I also love bunting and banners, and even though I wanted to make more of them, I only had time for this one!
Our color scheme was chocolate brown, light green, coral and ivory. I had bought a bunch of bulk cardstock for our invites, of which I had a lot leftover, so I used that for the cards. I also bought some ivory oval labels and printed names & table no.’s on those and stuck them on the cards, which I cut down to about 3″ w x 2″ l. For the rest:
Step 1: I found two similarly sized wine bottles and removed the label.
Step 2: I wrapped some gold heavy-gauge (I think I used 12) wire around the top of the bottles, which I found here: http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/products/1302_2533_1204-17338-12_gauge_gold_aluminum_craft_wire_3yrds.html
Step 3: I thought the bottles needed a little something, so I just cut two strips of 1″ coral ribbon and attached them to the wire.
Step 4: I chose a block-y font, and cut the letters out ivory paper. I bought some fun scrapbooking paper (combo of going to Paper Source, and orderd from jo-ann.com, but Michael’s has a great selection of scrapbooking paper too) and cut out the number flag pieces I needed. I made them long enough so that I could fold the top them over the ribbon so they could be secured. For the escort card display, I think I made the flag pieces about 4″ l x 2-2/5″ w. I found the vintage chair clipart here (also great resource for AWESOME vintange clipart of all kinds!): http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/p/search.html
Step 5: I cut a strip of 1″ ivory ribbon and hot glued the flags to the ribbon, spaced more or less so that each word was clearly separate.
Then the banner was tied to the wire posts on the bottle, and voila! It’s simple, and you can totally make you want of it! You can also make the flags bigger if you want to just make a banner, or smaller, and attach them to dowels or toothpicks to use as a cake topper! I totally wish I had time to make more though – suuuper simple and it was def fun to make!