I made these DIY wood slice place cards for my wedding. It was very simple and they were a complete hit with everyone!
We did a rustic themed wedding and I felt that these place cards would blend in really well with the rest of the decorations, a lot of which I also made myself. I am going to do a quick tutorial for them. Once you know the supplies it’s very straightforward.
What you need
- Rustic Wood Tree Slices
- Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers —
- Minwax Polycrylic Finishes in clear satin
- 1 inch paint brush
How To Make DIY Wood Slice Place Cards
Take your Rustic Wood Tree Slices,
and your Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers,
and choose the color you like the best. Label the place cards with the name and table number for each guest. Then use the Minwax Polycrylic Finishes to coat both sides with your brushes. Let the place cards dry completely.
I’ll be honest, this can be a slightly stressful project. A guest list can change quite a lot all the way up to the day before the wedding. So this was the most stressful of all the projects I did for my wedding. And I did several so that is saying something! But it was well worth it.
Between last minute attendees or cancellations and calling guests to get rsvps or clarify the names of guests you may still have changes the day before the wedding. My tables kept changing up until 1 week before the wedding. At that point I decided to just make the place cards the way it was and whoever decided to show up or rsvp that close to the wedding just didn’t get a place card and those who no showed just got left on the table.
Weddings are meant to be fun, so not stressing about it anymore at that point was the easiest way for me to just not worry about it anymore. I suggest you take that advice too. First and foremost, enjoy your wedding!
Did you diy for your wedding decorations? Anyone have questions or need diy decoration ideas? Let me know below!