DIY brides and crafters, you’re going to love today’s guest post by Jess of Red Rabbit Ears! She’s a creative South African designer, blogger and bride-to-be who’s giving her wedding a personal touch and keeping costs down with a lot of awesome DIY. She even built a wedding e-vite (electronic invitation) as a way to make her wedding greener and save money. Today we’re lucky to have Jess share her tutorial for making table place settings and wedding favours rolled into a cute lucky packet. Over to Jess…
First off I just want to say how honoured I am to be guest posting a DIY for Oh Darling Bride and all of you lovely people! It’s thrilling to be able to spread a little knowledge and know-how. Planning a wedding is no easy feat especially when you’re doing it all yourself and on a budget. This is not only special and fun but is easy and dead affordable! Name card, favour and photo booth prop – it kills three birds with one stone. Place this sweet lucky packet at each guests seat to let them know where to park their behinds, use the contents in the photo booth to capture a moment and keep the sunnies and personalized wood keyring as a gift for being a part of your special day.
These are, of course, 100% customisable to your theme, colour scheme and taste – use a different colour bag & ribbon or use twine instead of ribbon, fill the packet with something different like a mixed CD containing the “Soundtrack” to your wedding – seriously, the possibilities are endless!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sunglasses for each guest
- A stick-on moustache for each guest
- Project glue
- A FineLiner
- A Calligraphy pen
- Mini paper doilies for each lucky packet
- A pair if scissors
- A ruler
- White satin ribbon – I used 3mm
- Personalised keyring/name tag for each guest – As an alternative you could print “labels” on card stock, cut them out and tie them on with the ribbon.
- Hand write a personal note on the mini doilies – I used the calligraphy pen the write “Thank You” and the FineLiner to add a special note underneath. You could address the doilies with the each guests name if you wanted to.
Now place a pair of sunnies and a moustache inside a brown bag, top it off with a handful of candy. Stick a “Thank You” note onto the front of the bag with some sellotape tape folded to be double-sided (I do this because sellotape is thin and transparent – you could use double sided tape if you’d prefer) tie up the parcel with the ribbon – tying on the keyring/name tag and finish of with a little bow.
Repeat for each one of your guests. It’s a little labour intensive but many hands make light work and this is a great excuse to have a girls afternoon with your bridal party. Reward with champagne and cake! Happy crafting blushing brides!!! ♥
If you enjoyed this post, go visit Jess’ blog, Facebook page, follow her on Twitter and if you’re interested in e-vites for your wedding, pop Jess an email at firstname.lastname@example.org she could design a wedding website for you.