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)

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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Comments (13):

  • Kristen | The Wedding Lens on April 13, 2011

    Entirely in love with these - and there's so many ways this idea can be used. So dreamy!
  • Paper Moss on April 10, 2011

    <>! there is nothing more beautiful than calligraphy on vintage book pages!
  • on April 10, 2011

    @Kimberly The font is called P22 Zaner and can be found here: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/ihof/p22-zaner-basic/ Hope this helps!
  • Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie on April 10, 2011

    So lovely! xo
  • Kimberly Carothers on April 10, 2011

    I absolutely LOVE the favor/place card idea. What font is used for the table number and wording?
  • Wedding Gifts on April 10, 2011

    I love this idea it is fantastic! great for a shabby chic or vintage style wedding.
  • Tara on April 10, 2011

    I love vintage and this is such a great idea. Old things have such character from their long lives.
  • Naomi on April 9, 2011

    I love this...This is just perfect...
  • shaunna on April 8, 2011

    we collect old books...the more tattered the better! great idea.
  • Meaghan @ www.everafteranecdotes.blogspot.com on April 8, 2011

    I've been reading Pride and Prejudice and this just completed my lounging-book-reading-day! Awesome!
  • Katie | Invitations by Ajalon on April 8, 2011

    absolutely lovely!
  • mike larson on April 8, 2011

    Awesome! I love those books, where did they find them?!
  • Sara on April 8, 2011

    These are simply beautiful! I love crafty wedding favors and this has gotta be one of my new favs.


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