Pete opened a bottle of wine last night and I jumped on him. Not literally.
Don't throw the cork out, I yelled. Literally. I wanted to make sure he heard me. I need it to make something.
He handed it over and, instead of telling me our apartment was turning into a garbage pail because I'm saving miscellaneous items for my craft projects, he told me it wasn't exactly cork and hoped that it would work.
Work for what, you ask. Oh, my crazy idea for table cards.
A knife (I grabbed the easiest to grab one, which just happened to be the biggest one)
A business card (you can pick up a blank pack at Staples or any similar store)
A permanent ink marker or a pen, whatever's handy
Scissors (which were camera shy)
I happened to have all these items on hand, so I paid a whopping nothing.
Cut the piece of construction paper in any shape you want.
I went with a heart, which is wedding appropriate ... and very easy to cut. But a solid heart, well that looked more pre-school Valentine's Day party rather than elegant wedding. So I had to jazz it up a bit.
I cut out the inside of the heart and, I don't know, somehow this made it a bit more elegant. Feel free to cut whatever shape you'd like. Circle, square, snowflake. Whatever works.
Glue the construction paper cut out.
Affix it wherever appropriate on your business card.
Follow suit with the rest of the design.
Elegant and glamorous.
I cut a flower too, just because I thought the tables would look pretty if the cards had different designs. Consider one design per table instead of just haphazardly scribbling names on cards. Then, have the designs coordinate with your centerpieces so it's a lot easier for people to find their seats.
Write the names of your guests on the side opposite the design. And then, if you're me, stand back and realize that this fat permanent ink marker probably wasn't the best writing utensil to choose. Yes, it's purple so it matched, but look how sloppy my handwriting looks.
And I actually practiced before writing on the card. Oh well.
Martha and George came out a little neater, but I would definitely use a different pen if I was actually making these for a wedding.
Now comes the dangerous part. Cutting the cork.
As I mentioned before, this isn't exactly a cork. It's more of a rubber stopper, so it wasn't that easy to cut. It probably would have been a lot easier with an X-acto knife, but I didn't have one handy.
You really need to cut into the cork, deep enough for it to hold the card in place. You don't want a shallow gash that gives the cards the opportunity to fall out.
I really need to find out why my thumb looks like a toe.
Stick the card in the slit (making sure that the name, the table number, and your beautiful design as all visible) and line these up at your wedding.
BRIDAL BABBLE: What shapes would you cut if you were making these?