DIY Gem Escort Card Holders

DIY Projects

If you’re still loving the gold and geometric trend like we are, this next DIY will be right up your alley. These DIY gem escort card holders are perfect to add a little pop to your reception tables, and they couldn’t be easier to make! Let’s jump into the images from Harwell Photography and instructions from Lemiga Events:

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

From the designer, Michelle of Lemiga Events: Lemiga Events is a wedding design and planning company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Hollis Wright is our Design Director and expert on all things handmade. Glam up your escort card display with these oversized gem escort card or place card holders. They’re so easy to make, and are perfect for your wedding or just a dinner party with the girls.

For this project, you will need:
-¼” wood blocks (available at Michaels)
-glue (hot glue or Aleen’s tacky glue work well)
-oversized acrylic gems – I found a big bag of assorted shapes and colors at Michaels, but you can also pick your color and buy in bulk here
-Liquid Gilding in the color of your choice (Optional)
-paint brush (Optional)

Instructions:
1. Use a line of glue at the bottom of each block to glue it to the bottom of the gem. Use a folded piece of paper to leave some space at the top of the block for the escort card to slide in. Let dry.

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

2. Leave your gem colors as is, or paint them all a uniform metallic with liquid gilding paint. Let dry.

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

3. Slide in your escort cards or place cards for instant glam!

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders

diy gem escort card holders - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gem-escort-card-holders


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3 comments
  1. Kandace

    What an absolutely beautiful wedding and reception! Our colors are also black and gold. Pleasssssseeeee tell me someone can share the source of that globe? We are looking for something similar!

  2. Kate Rosewood

    It looks very nice. This is easily done. Definitely try to do it myself.

  3. Tre

    These are really nice and don’t seem like too much effort.

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