Today we’re pleased to introduce you to Olivia, a new contributor to the Evermine Blog! This is Olivia’s first collaboration with Evermine, and we’re super excited she’s sharing her idea with us today. For more DIY projects from Olivia, visit her site at http://diymother.org.
Hi everyone! I’m Olivia from DIY Mother and I’m beyond excited to share a little DIY project I tried out recently: an escort card table for weddings and events.
When my husband and I got married we didn’t have much money, so I took on tons of DIY projects to make it a budget-friendly wedding. Ever since then I am always trying to find ways to make parties and events as fabulous as possible without spending tons of money.
I think escort tables are a great alternative to place card holders because you don’t need to DIY every individual guest’s place setting. So follow along with me as I walk you through my DIY escort card table project. Have you ever done a DIY wedding? I’d love to hear some tips!
- The artificial grass was really easy to cut, so I used scissors and cut the strip into small pieces. Then, I laid them all out onto my small table. The pieces actually fit together pretty seamlessly. I couldn't even see where I put the pieces together.
- Once I laid the grass panels down, I printed a "take a seat" sign and put it inside of a frame I bought from the dollar store.
- I also had a mason jar lying around (you can get those for cheap at the dollar store, too) so I wrapped it in burlap ribbon and put some fake flowers in it. I obviously would use fresh flowers at an actual event, but this was a test.
- The great thing about using this grass is that the place cards really stay in place. If you wiggle them into the turf, they definitely won't move (or blow away, if you're outside).
- In total, I spent just under $30 for all of the supplies. I fit 30 cards on the table, but I could have fit another 10-20 if I adjusted the card placement.