You can make these DIY paper eucalyptus branches in a jiffy, for whenever you need some fresh greenery to make a wreath and accessorize small pots. We also whipped up a fun table number holder idea that you can make yourself, with free printables included! We’re sharing the full how-to after the jump:
Obviously we love DIYs, but when it’s a DIY that serves double duty? We’re totally obsessed. These watercolor blocks come together to make an incredible 3D backdrop for your ceremony or dessert table, but as individuals, they make perfect escort “cards” too! It couldn’t be easier to make them, so let’s figure out how to do just that:
I love favors that double as placecards, it’s such a win-win. These DIY iPhone Case liner placecards that we concocted with Anniemade is perfect for an engagement party, bridal shower or dinner parties. The real gem about this project is that after the party is over, your guests can remove the transparency sheet with their names, taking home a new phone case with a fun background.
A great blend of beautiful and freshly modern, these DIY iPhone Case Escort Cards will be a stand out at your wedding, engagement party, or bridal shower. Inexpensive, fun to create, and easy to customize (and interchange!), they can direct your guests at the party and can go on to be enjoyed long after.
Here’s what you need:
– clear iPhone cases ($1-$2 per case on Amazon, Etsy and eBay)
– Transparency Paper (available for purchase by the sheet at FedEx Kinko’s)
– White Cardstock
– scissors or x-acto knife
– Download free font here
Using the name template, print out using transparency sheets appropriate to your printer. Laserjet sheets will smudge if printed on inkjet, so we recommend going to Kinkos to have them printed if you’re not sure. Print your patterns on thick cardstock. These will sit behind your transparency layer and can be easily interchanged for a different look. If you’d like, you can also go with your favorite cardstock or scrapbooking pattern for the background and use the template as a guide to cut your own options.
With your x-acto, carefully cut both the transparency sheet and background pattern for your case according to the outlines. Slide the transparency onto the iPhone case with the text facing down. Follow with the background pattern, pattern facing down. When you turn your iPhone case over, you will see the pattern and your table assignment clearly displayed and ready for your guests to enjoy.
Make them for yourself! Type in your favorite quote, initials etc.
Free background liner download:
It’s been much too long since our last printable! We are giddy to share this crazy good download designed by Rabbit Hole Design from Wedding Friends, a wedding site created by a team of talented wedding pros based in Pretoria, South Africa. Today they are sharing with us these botanical illustrated chocolate wrapper printables, so you can use them as favor packaging!
Tammy of Uniquity Invitations created this save-the-date download from an old template I shared here a few years ago. She gave it a fresh + fun spin on it, and color palette came just in time to mail them over Valentine’s Day! The downloads are editable, so you can just type in your information and print. As you spin the “wheel”, each corner will reveal the where, who and when of your I do’s.
What you’ll need:
– X-acto knife
– eyelets and eyelet setter
– paper punch or eyelet punch
Print your square cards and punch a hole on the center of each. Cut the window for the cover card with a x-acto knife (there may be hole punches with the right size!). Layer both cover and back cards and attach eyelet with the help of an eyelet setter. Leave a bit of wiggle room for the cards to spin.
Download save-the-date wheel.
I think we’re all definitely getting into the holiday spirit, and what better way is there to celebrate than with free downloads? Amy of Thank You Card Shop was so kind to send over some of her fab Thank You card designs as free printables just for Ruffled readers! Check the bottom of the post for links to downloadable PDF files.
We’d like to extend a warm Ruffled welcome to our newest Blue Label members!
New York cinematographers, McKenzie Miller Films
Orange County-based, husband + wife photographers, d’avello Photography
San Francisco fine cake bakery, Elegant Cheese Cakes
Los Angeles event planner, Kristeen Labrot Events
Washington D.C & Virginia based floral designer, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, LTD
North Carolina event planner, Leigh Pearce Weddings
Atlanta-based fresh wedding photography, Kyle Hale Photography
San Franciso-based, affordable letterpress stationary, the Aerialist Press
Washington-based romantic wedding photography, Aubrey Joy Photography
Lastly, in case you’ve missed any of our features this week…
A stunning English Garden Inspiration Shoot
Super creative bride and groom’s Backyard Texas Wedding
A magical Little Red Riding Hood-themed Engagement Session
A Salt Lake City family affair
Polka dots and pops of red aplenty in this Aussie wedding
Gorgeous Red Charm Peony flower arrangements from Sarah Winward
A South Carolina plantation wedding
A dark bohemian fall Inspiration Shoot
A perfectly rustic wedding in the Utah mountains
Tammy of Uniquity Invitations is stopping by to graciously share this mini shoot the she created, shot by Cora’s Photography. She also designed a set of editable free downloads, which includes save-the-dates, favor tags, table number assignment, and of course feather templates for your DIY arrows. This is just a teaser of her matching wedding invitation coming out this week. This project has a fun spin on “Shot through the heart” written all over it!
What you’ll need:
– striped paper straws or pencils (depending on what you’re giving your guests in the bag, striped pencils can be found at Michael’s)
– large wood slices, available at floral + craft stores
– tacky glue
The seating chart display idea of arrows stuck on the wood would be equally adorable with itty bitty arrows with mini flags made out of toothpicks with your guests names on flags. Using the feather template and blue and green cardstock, cut out your feathers. If you prefer, you can also fringe them sans template and used patterned cardstock to mix and match.
All downloads are editable and available as PDFs. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it free here.
Download Arrow Save-the-Date
Download Arrow Favor Tags
Download Mini Feather Templates
Download Table Number Assignment
Download Large Arrow Templates
Uniquity Design is a member of Blue Label and her designs are available online.
Not that we need to tell you, but we just wanted to mention that these free downloads are for personal use only and are exclusively designed by Uniquity Invitations for Ruffled.
Happy Friday, lovely Ruffled readers! We have a big treat today from 120 Water Street, a lovely invitation studio (and Blue Label member!) They’ve created a FREE Save-the-Date download just for you kids.
Click here to download this awesome editable PDF!
We’re just tickled about all the amazing new Blue Label vendors! From stationers to event designers and photographers, we’re featuring some of the best of the best and it feels so good! Check out the whole sha-bang here!
Minnesota + Online
.. and these generous vendors are offering discounts to Ruffled readers!
Marit Hanson Weddings
Love ‘n Fresh Flowers
Robin’s Spoon Fudge
Have a lovely weekend and we’ll see you on Monday with lots of delicious weddings to gobble up!
More damask wrap around address labels for you! Courtesy of The Fussy Designer. Remember you can buy adhesive paper sheets to print them on. Each template makes 4 address labels.