November 02, 2009
7:12 AM

How-to: More Fall-Inspired Escort Cards


We're still finding inspiration from our favorite seasonal elements. So easy! So cheap!

leaves (you'll need 1 per guest)
hole punch
construction paper
glue stick
fine tip markers (we used black and white)

How-to Here's a hint: We actually made our name cards by tracing clip art that we doanloaded but chances are you can find a cute acorn from the scrapbooking aisle at your local craft store.

Step 1 Download acorn-shaped clip art. Cut out,trace and cut out.
Step 2 We traced the tops on our brown paper and the body on moss colored paper. Cut out.
Step 3 Glue the tops of the acorn on the bottom with glue stick. Set aside and let dry.
Step 4 Write the name of your guest and the table assignments.
Step 5 We decided to dress up the acorn with a dot border with a white felt tip marker.
Step 6 Make a hole in the top of the acorn. Attach to leaf with ribbon.
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posted by: Osama Gaballah
on January 06, 2010 at 04:51 PM

such a wonderful idea for a fall wedding!

posted by: Lisa
on November 11, 2009 at 07:03 PM

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