I'm as crazy for the Robert Allen fabric called Vintage Plumes I'm using for wedding projects. Since I don't think the kind folks at Pippin Hill Farm would be down with painting their space just for me, I'm looking for different ways to bring the pattern and its colors into our wedding. I already created table number frames using the fabric and I decided that our escort card board could showcase a big piece of it. I was inspired by a board I came across while trying to find a template for another project on the Martha Stewart website.
Without a die cutting machine (I really want a Silhouette!), I went online to find paper I could run through my printer that had perforated tags on it. I found one website that had what I wanted after much searching and placed an order. About a month later, Avery came out with the same product and it's probably at every office supply store in the country. Oh well. Next, I had to create the board.
Making the fabric escort card board was super easy. All I needed was a 24" by 36" bulletin board, enough fabric to cover it, a staple gun, glue gun, and something to use as trim. I added a layer of white felt on top of the cork because my fabric's weave wasn't super tight. The look of the fabric was brightened with the white base under it.
I wrapped the board and used my staple gun to secure the fabric in place. So easy!
To finish the edges off, I debated using grosgrain ribbon or nailhead trim. The nailhead would be a nod to my interest in interior design, but I planned on using upholstery tacks to secure the escort cards in place and worried that there would be too much metal on the board. I also thought that nailhead on the sides might make the board less stable if we set it up on an easel.
I have to decide how we'll prop this up at the wedding. Originally, I thought about buying a used, professional wood easel from an artist on Craigslist and refinishing it (then selling it after the wedding). I also thought that a table top easel would work well. I might have to revisit Pippin Hill to look at the space where the board will go before I make a final decision.
I think I'm on a DIY roll! Looking at my list, I still have quite a few projects left, but I think I'm in a good place with five months to go before our wedding.
Have you really enjoyed your DIY projects? What has been your easiest project? What has been your favorite?