We love this modern take on using fruit for the holiday season. It’s simple, inexpensive and perfect for any winter wedding or party.
You will need:
mini apples + pears
white spray paint
1. Take all the stickers off of the fruit.
2. Spray paint the fruit. It may take a few coats. Let it dry overnight.
3. Write names on tags.
4. Apply a small amount of glue on the corner of each tag and sprinkle white or silver glitter.
5. Once fruit is dry, tie on the place cards to the fruit.
-Be sure to give the fruit a few coats.
-When painting, use a ventilated space or do it out-of-doors.
-Keep fruit away kids.
My love for succulents started a few years ago when I realized, after managing to drown several hundred dollars worth of houseplants, that my mother’s green thumb had skipped a generation. Fortunately, my local nursery turned me on to succulents which are beautiful, interesting, and most importantly, nearly impossible to kill.
Imagine my delight when I started seeing them become the new “it” plant to incorporate into bouquets, arrangements, and DIY-inspired potted plant place cards! Succulents provide the perfect juxtaposition to more delicate and frilly flowers, while still keeping the look feminine and summery. And for grooms looking for a less traditional boutonniere (but not willing to go the skull and crossbones route), succulents are a super cool alternative.
Centerpiece (top left):…
These days, I’m all about DIY. From decorating my home to trying to convince you lovely people that DIY is the best, most satisfying (and possibly one of the more tried-and-true) ways to pull together a wedding, lately the details seem just that much better when they involve a little bit of handmade love.
However, I think we can all agree that some things are easier to DIY than others. While I can cut and tie pieces of twine around pretty much anything, I’m going to go ahead and admit that arranging flowers (or sewing anything on anything) is a little more outside of my skill-set. Fortunately there is one realm in the area of wedding planning that is incredibly DIY-friendly:…
If you are throwing a travel-themed wedding, these little place cards are an adorable option. Maps have such beautiful colors, it makes a great paper to work with. Total cost was around: $5 for 10.
1. Cut out 6″ by 4″ squares of maps.
2. Fold square in half.
4. Fold in both corners at one end.
5. Fold each corner in half.
6. Fold the plane in half.
7. Fold each half of the plane in half.
8. Let each half open a little, so the plane can stand.
9. Cut a small piece of Washi Tape…
Assigned seating is a special touch that takes a little effort but shows your guests you care; by taking the guesswork out of where to sit you give everyone comfort in knowing you took the time to properly place them. And, by selecting your guests’ seats you can play matchmaker with your single guests, give sports fanatics the chance to rally with one another, and help bring the timid out of their shell.
If you decide to assign your guests to tables consider these guidelines for a well-organized escort table:
- Select an easy to read font or script.
- Make sure the cards are alphabetized.
- Position the table in an easily accessible location.
I don’t know about you but since I’m on the computer all day long my handwriting has absolutely gone in the toilet. Even with my full concentration, notes come off looking like doctor’s prescriptions (Was that Martin or Marlena I’m supposed to call back?). Fortunately, Jen from Pretty Pen Jen hasn’t fallen prey to the bad handwriting epidemic; rather she’s here to save engaged couples from it.
Featuring a whole slew of different handwriting styles to choose from, Jen will handle lettering your invites, maps, signs, or, of course, your envelope addressing. All of her work is lettered directly on the stationary so you get a customized touch without the hand cramping.
And being a true pro, Jen has the whole…
Apple escort cards: Kristen Jensen Photography
Caramel apple favor: Jen Disney Photography
Apple basket centerpieces: Para ti Novia blog
Apples in a bucket aisle decor: Weddings on the French Riviera
Apple, spider mum, and orchid aisle decor: Christine Gallagher Photography
Apples swag: Factory Direct Craft Blog