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Simple DIY | Gold-Tipped Starfish Escort Card Favors

April 07, 2015

For my third 12 Months of Martha project this year, I will be showing you how to make Gold-Tipped Starfish Escort Cards that can double as favors! Darling, personalized escort cards are always one of my favorite projects to create and I especially love this one since it’s beach themed. This project is simple but will make a large impact on your guests because of it’s beauty. Easily make them fit your color scheme by choosing silver, gold, bronze or copper liquid gilding and the ribbon of your choice!

Time to Complete: One Weekend (overnight drying time required)

DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors
DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors

SUPPLIES:

  • 4″ finger starfish
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Liquid Gilding
  • 1/8″ satin ribbon
  • Home printer
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors

Gild Your Starfish

Simply dip one end of each starfish into your liquid gilding jar. I dipped each star as far as I could before the other arms hit the top of the jar.

**Dipping right into the jar makes things easy, but dirty starfish can pollute your gilding for future use so make sure they are clean of any sand or debris.

DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors

Place them onto a protected surface where they can dry for 24 hours.

DIY gold dipped starfish favors

Aren’t they gorgeous?

DIY gold dipped starfish favors

Using about 20″ of 1/8″ satin ribbon, wrap 4-6 times around the starfish and tie a simple knot.

DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors

Make cute little tags for each of your guests. These can be used escort cards including the guests name and table number placed near your reception entrance; or they can be seating cards with just each guests name – meant to be at their place setting.

The font I used here is called Showcase Slab.

DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors

Tie each tag onto a starfish.

DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors

Done. Simple and perfect for a nautical wedding.

DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors

Double As Favors

These starfish really are beautiful on their own and would make terrific little favors, but if you wanted to up the favor-factor – you could glue a small magnet on the back of each starfish! Use E6000 glue and you’ll be good to go!

DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors
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DIY Gold-tipped starfish seating card favors

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Something Turquoise Photography for SomethingTurquoise.com // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts Gold Liquid Gilding and scissors: courtesy of the editors at Martha Stewart // 4″ finger starfish: CereusArt via Etsy // Offray ribbon in silver and light navy: Amazon // Superfine Soft White coverweight paper: Paper Source // font used: Showcase Slab // nail polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme


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