Eco-chic takes on seating charts with this super easy DIY for fabric wedding place or escort cards! Inspired by boho vibes yet modern aesthetic that Anthropologie is known for, these small details make a big impact on any wedding day and makes for a lovely keepsake for guests to take home.
Using fabric scraps, seeded paper, and itty bitty tassels, your escort cards will get your loved ones to the right table in style. And if you’re using them as place cards, they will fit right in on top of each plate in your reception space, too. The best part about seeded paper is that you plant it afterwards to grow a few flowers! Any scraps left behind don’t go to waste. Anything to help the bees!
- Small fabric squares
- Seeded paper
- Colorful mini scrapbook tassels
- Double-sided foam adhesive squares for cardmaking
- Ink pen of choice (or printer)
- Scissors (as needed)
- Craft tweezers (as needed)
For your fabric, sky’s the limit! I happened to have found the perfectly-sized pre-cut squares in my local craft store, but you can use any fabric scraps from your stash. I do recommend a new fabric that has some stiffness to it. Polyester blend fabrics can also help prevent wrinkling when displayed.
CUT & LAY OUT YOUR FABRIC
If your fabric isn’t cut into the perfect squares yet, cut them into your desired sizes. My fabric squares are 2.5” wide.
MAKE YOUR PAPER SQUARES
Using scissors or paper trimmer, your paper squares should be a bit smaller than your fabric squares, but still large enough to write guests’ names and table number (if making them into escort cards). My paper squares are 1.75” wide. If using seeded paper, it is naturally thicker and more fibrous, so scissors might be your best tool.
WRITE GUEST NAMES
Whether you choose to print using your favorite printer or handletter each card, write your guest names on the paper squares. You’ll need to do this before assembling everything together.
ADHERE SQUARES TO SQUARES
Use the tiny foam adhesive squares to attach your papers to fabrics. Since the squares are so tiny, I found craft tweezers very helpful and saved me overall making time.
I love tassels, so I wanted to add a little tassel touch to these Anthro-inspired place cards. Using foam adhesive squares or adhesive of choice or even tiny gold safety pins, attach your embellishments on each card. Scrapbook enamel dots in each corner is another idea that would also be really cute!
If using as place cards, put your cards on every place setting at the wedding reception. If using as escort cards, arrange them on a hanging display with mini clothespins. Have guests take them home with them after the celebration!
ABOUT THE MAKER
Considered an enthusiastic creator in the wedding industry since 2009, Chelsea LaVere Barton is a retired wedding photographer, editor-in-chief of Coastal Virginia’s online wedding publication, Tidewater and Tulle, and co-owner of UK-based wedding signage shop, High Oak & Co. Before her photographer days, Chelsea was a classroom art teacher and adheres to the mantra of “making life more beautiful” in all she does. When she’s not DIYing, she loves to go on local British adventures with her husband, write about said UK adventures on It’s a Hard Biscuit Life, and quietly relax at home with their cats Pickles Barrington and Juniper McIntyre. You can find her scrapbook of life on Instagram.
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