Country Baskets Summer Wedding Challenge
When the sweet folks over at Country Baskets – the home of online supplies of artificial flowers, trimmings, ribbons and all manner of fancies for party and celebration decorations asked if I wanted to take part in a Summer Wedding Challenge, I said Yes! Of course I did. What’s not to love about summertime weddings, am I right?
Last week an amazing hamper of goodies arrived at Peachy HQ – I m talking ribbons, trims, elegant blooms and an entire galaxy of sparkles. As I have a current obsession with Calligraphy and lettering (you may have noticed!) I instantly knew that I wanted to use these sweet little place cards to make some striking table decorations!
Vintage Romance Laser Cut Heart Free Standing Place Cards, Pack of 10, £3.77
So, here’s my howe to guide to create DIY Floral & Lace Jar Place Setting
Grab your supplies…
Pack of Vintage Romance Heart Place Setting Cards
Calligraphy pen & ink (Check out my fave beginners supplies here!)
Bunch of artificial flowers
Scalloped lace trimming
Hot glue or super glueCut a generous length of organza from the roll and begin to stuff into the jar. Scrunch and crush the organza into fill the jar with colour and provide a base to arrange the flowers.
Insert a single artificial bloom into the centre, ensuring that the stem section is covered with the organza. The stems of the flowers are pretty flexible, so you can move and position them exactly as you wash to create the finished design.
Cut a length of the scalloped lace trim, long enough to wrap around the centre of the jar with a 2cm over lap. Secure in place with a few desecrate dabs of hot glue.
Use the calligraphy supplies – or even a letter stamp and ink pad set, if you prefer – to add the names to each of the place cards. If (like me!) you’re just starting out in calligraphy, sketch the words onto the place cards first in pencil to help you to get neat and elegant lettering – be sure to let the ink fully dry before erasing the pencil lines!
Insert the tab of the place card into the ribbon – and use a couple of small dabs of hot glue to secure it into position.
Add to your wedding table and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
I think we all know how I feel about DIY weddings, don’t we?! In fact, I have shared heaps of sweet little makes, planning tips and other useful information about planing your Big Day on a budget in my book The DIY Wedding Manual – it’s on sale now for all you sweet love birds out there!
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