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Guest Post: Book Page Place Cards Wednesday, January 18, 2012

When I first reached out to Alicia of The Charity Wedding to guest post while I was out of town, I had mentioned my serious lack of DIY projects. Yeah...I'm not so crafty, guys, I'm sorry! For that reason, I was really excited to see Alicia's contribution was this great DIY tutorial for wine glass place cards using book pages! I can say with confidence that Alicia is one of the most supportive of women out there. We're both members of the TWIPS community, and she has always been a great inspiration for me, especially when I was just starting out with this little blog of mine :)

Hello Lovelies! I am honored to be with you today while Sarah is taking and much deserved vacation. When Sarah asked me to guest post I instantly thought about paper considering her blog is called A Paper Proposal and I know she loves all things paper. My plan was to create an easy DIY using paper that was budget-friendly, eco-friendly, and super cute too! The result is adorable and functional. I bring you a DIY place card that also ensures that no one loses their glass!

You'll need:

  • Wine glasses (Try Ikea or the dollar store for cheap options)
  • burlap
  • old book pages
  • card stock
  • chalkboard paint
  • paint brush
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • chalk
  • Scissors and decorative scissors if you have them

Step one: Paint a rectangular shaped box using chalkboard paint. You will likely need a few coats. No need for perfection but if you want it perfect use painters tape first to create a box. Set this aside and let dry completely.

Step two: Trace the bottom of the wine glass onto the cardstock, book page, and burlap. Cut the burlap first as it will be the largest, then cut the cardstock slightly smaller than the traced circle, then using decorative scissors cut the book page even smaller. Layer the three pieces and glue together.

Step three: Cut a line halfway through the circle being sure to stop in the middle. If you have a decorative punch you could use that, I simply cut a notch in the middle for the wine glass stem.The burlap is a little tricky to cut through at this point so if you decide to use a decorative punch, you may want to cut a hole in the middle of your burlap first so you don't have to try to punch it.

Step 4: Cut small circles out of the book page. Pinch them in the center and form a flower. I used two small circles but you could use more if you wanted a fuller flower. Glue it near the center and add your table number.

Step five: Place the table number circle on the wine glass stem and using chalk or a chalk pen write each guest's name.

That's it! Easy peasy! This would be great for dinner parties or small weddings (or large weddings if you were willing to spend some time crafting). Of course you could switch out the burlap with more colorful fabric or scrapbook paper. The chalkboard paint will scratch right off so you can use wine glasses that you plan to use again without chalkboard labels on them.

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Alicia {The Charity Wedding} (Arizona)

Jan 18, 2012 10:36 AM

I hope you are having an amazing time!! Thanks so much for having me!

chandra ~ oh lovely day (LA)

Jan 18, 2012 9:08 PM

SO cute Alicia!

Victoria Derrick (South Carolina)

Jan 20, 2012 8:30 AM

Easy peasy for sure!!!!! Will definitely be doing this :)

Layla (Atlanta, GA)

Jan 20, 2012 1:43 PM

So creative and cute!