DIY Vintage Frames

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We’re loving our next wedding favor idea, closing our week on a high note. Aside from looking precious, these wedding favors can double as escort cards or place cards. All you need are old hardcover books, mats and glue.

DIY vintage book frames wedding favors

What you’ll need:
-old hadcover books or binders board and linen. We chose vintage books that had linen covers for their texture. You can find oodles of these books in thrift stores.
-mats (you can order pre-cut mats depending on the size of the books you find, or order custom cut mats at your local framing store)
-PVA adhesive (acid-free preferred)
-photos
-ribbon

DIY vintage book frames wedding favorsDIY vintage book frames wedding favors

DIY vintage book frames wedding favors

DIY vintage book frames wedding favorsDIY vintage book frames wedding favors

DIY vintage book frames wedding favors

DIY vintage book frames wedding favors

Remove the pages from the hardcover, leaving the first one attached to the front cover. Using spray adhesive or glue, use the first page to reinforce the spine. Cardstock will also work. Glue the edges of your mats on the inner side of the bookcovers.

Using pages from the book, feed your printer with a few sheets and print your guests names. Using another stack of pages from the books, print the table numbers they will be sitting at and place them in one of the frames. The remaining book pages (you will have plenty!) can be used as backdrops for your escort card table, or made into garlands to hang above your cake table.

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13 comments
  1. Sara

    These are simply beautiful!

    I love crafty wedding favors and this has gotta be one of my new favs.

  2. mike larson

    Awesome! I love those books, where did they find them?!

  3. Meaghan @ www.everafteranecdotes.blogspot.com

    I’ve been reading Pride and Prejudice and this just completed my lounging-book-reading-day! Awesome!

  4. shaunna

    we collect old books…the more tattered the better! great idea.

  5. Naomi

    I love this…This is just perfect…

  6. Tara

    I love vintage and this is such a great idea. Old things have such character from their long lives.

  7. Wedding Gifts

    I love this idea it is fantastic! great for a shabby chic or vintage style wedding.

  8. Kimberly Carothers

    I absolutely LOVE the favor/place card idea. What font is used for the table number and wording?

  9. Amanda

    @Kimberly

    The font is called P22 Zaner and can be found here: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/ihof/p22-zaner-basic/

    Hope this helps!

  10. Paper Moss

    <>! there is nothing more beautiful than calligraphy on vintage book pages!

  11. Kristen | The Wedding Lens

    Entirely in love with these – and there’s so many ways this idea can be used. So dreamy!

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