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Happy Wednesday!! The week is almost halfway over! That should be exciting! Trying to comprehend the fact that we are well on our way into September. Where did the summer go that now it’s already fall?!

Anyways, it is time to share more wedding DIY projects!! Yippee! Ya’ll must be sooo excited! I’ve been putting off blogging for a big. Now that the wedding is over, I just think that there is no more rush to show ya’ll everything right away. So because I can, I have been procrastinating. But no more!! Today I’m gonna show ya’ll what I did for my table names & escort cards.

Honestly, there are sooooooooooooo many ideas out there!!

Like here: Martha Stewart ideas

or here: DIY vintage spoons table names

or here is a whole bunch!: A WHOLE BUNCH OF GOODNESS!

& that is probably not even a tenth of the ideas out there! This is a wedding project where you can’t go wrong by doing something creative. Just like I have always been saying (& all wedding professionals will say): Just do you.

Simple, traditional cards are the easiest, but they aren’t really fun now, are they? Don’t you wanna give your guests something to ooh & ahh over? Well, I did. That’s why I created something that would not only go with the whole Scrabble wedding theme, but also be super affordable.

For the escort & table name cards, here were my supplies:

  • Blank 3×5 index cards (= FREE because I already had a TON!)
  • scissors
  • large alphabet stamps (= FREE…already owned/bought in the clearance section at a Michael’s)
  • small alphabet stamps (= FREE …but really $1 from Michael’s which I purchased about 3 years ago)
  • green & black ink pads (= FREE because I already had them)
  • fine green sharpie (= FREE)

Therefore the cost of the entire project = FREE!! Pretty sweet if you ask me.

For the table names, I cut about 1/3 off the short end of the index card. Then I folded it over…like a hamburger, not a hot dog. I used the large letter stamps to ink on the first letter of the first & last name. Then inked the rest of their names with the small letter stamps.

I thought the stamps would tie extremely well with the overall theme, because they are like letters. Scrabble tiles have letters. You see where I’m going? Plus, they are green. Enough said.

Of course I did this while simultaneously watching Netflix/Hulu, surfing the web, & working on other wedding projects you see in the background.

I do not apologize for being a multitasker.

As for the escort cards, they were just cut into thirds using the blank index cards. I have my wonderful wedding coordinator/friend Andrea hand-write their names & stamp on the letter of their assigned table. Easy, no?

Then came the second half of the project: how I was going to display my escort cards.

I do not know the idea came about, but what I ended up doing turned out pretty awesome if you ask me. But try asking somebody else & see what they say.

Supplies:

  • 3 mediumish-large picture frames =$25 …two identical ones ($10 each) I purchased at a thrift store near Habitat for Humanity & the other one ($5) was purchased at the Bargain Hunters Thrift Store close to my house
  • a bunch of ribbon = $1 each from Michael’s
  • staple gun + staples = $15
  • packaging tape
  • scissors

Total project cost = ~$45

Here are the two identical frames. I bought them with the glass, picture, & backing still on them. For $10 that was a steal! Some other thrift stores had the same kind of frames being sold for $40. When I got home, I took out the backing, glass, & picture.

Did the exact same for the third one. After that was all done, I had the hubs (fiance at the time) help me with the ribbon: stretching, taping, & stapling.

We didn’t think that taping or stapling in & of themselves would be secure enough, so we played it safe & did both. Here is how they turned out!

Beautiful!!!!!!!! Now let’s see them in action!

[note: all photographs from here on out are courtesy of Jagger Photography]

In the end, just be creative & have fun with your projects!! It’ll be worth it in the end. I have all three frames set aside to one day hang up & use as a message/memory board. That is a project that can be transformed into home decor after the wedding which makes it the best kinda wedding project ever!

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