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DIY Wedding Series: Rustic Seating Cards Display

March 17, 2013


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March is National Craft Month! In our second post in our Do It Yourself Wedding Series, we’ll cover how to make a rustic seating cards display.

Want to make sure your wedding guests can find their seat? Why lay out their seating cards on a boring table? Rustic and vintage are always in, and we’ll show you how to organize and display seating cards so your guests can find their way to the right seat.

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Supplies needed:

  1. Table number business cards
  2. Vintage frame
  3. Twine
  4. Push pins or tacks
  5. Clothespins
  6. Felt-tip marker or pen
  7. Scissors

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Step 1: Fill in the names of your guests on the cards.

Step 2: Arrange the cards in alphabetical order.

Step 3: Depending on your guest count, figure out the appropriate number of cards to fit on each twine row, factoring in the size of your frame and the size of your party.

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Step 4: Tie a knot to the edge of one tack and push it in towards the top of the frame. Hold down the tack and measure across the frame to where the second tack will be. Leave 2 inches of room for the second tack’s knot.

Step 5: Depending on how many cards will fit per row, thread the clothespins onto the twine.

Step 6: Tie the second knot onto the other tack, pull the twine taut and press into the frame, making sure the twine is straight and parallel to the top of the frame.

Step 7: Continue steps 4-6 until you’ve completed the number of rows you’ll need.

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Step 8: Attach each card to each clothespin in alphabetical order.

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Step 9: You’re done! Enjoy your rustic seating cards display!

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Check out some more creative and unique ways to use Zazzle products for the bride’s big day:

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1. Chevron Wedding Menu Rack Card

2. Chalkboard Dinner Menu Custom Invitation

3. Gold Calligraphy Design Postcards 

4. Chalked Table Number Postcards

5. Black and White Table Number Postcards 

6. Rose Garden Wedding Favor Wine Labels

7. Elegant Wedding Wine Label

Photography by: Aaron Calestar
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner

Business card design by: VintageWeddings

Seller Spotlight: Lora Severson

November 15, 2012

While some photographers opt for capturing the entire scene, Lora Severson (Lora Severson Photography) prefers the close-up. And for good reason — residing in the countryside of rural Illinois, she’s surrounded by vibrant meadows, colorful flowers and old barns, all of which are detailed subjects for her lens. Known for her original high resolution floral photography, she’s a lover of the rustic and the weathered. We’re glad that she turns her shots into invitations and greeting cards on Zazzle for all of us to enjoy.

I’ve always loved taking pictures, but I wasn’t really serious about it until my kids got older. I poked around some stock photography sites and it really piqued my interest. We have a fantastic arboretum near here that offers certified floral and nature photography classes. I decided to dive right in and it took me about two years at night to get my certification. I knew a lot about photography, but I didn’t know about the technical details, like how you lay out flowers to get the perfect micro-shot.

Soft White Daisy iPhone 5 Case-Mate
Soft White Daisy iPhone 5 Case-Mate by loraseverson

I especially love designing for rural farm, barn ranch and country weddings — they’re especially popular with Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Illinois residents. I’ll incorporate photos of antique farm equipment, rusted wagon wheels and aged saddles. Many customers love to order whole sets of invites, including matching envelopes, thank you notes and custom postage to create a coordinated set.

Rustic Daisy Country Wedding Favor Tags Business Cards
Rustic Daisy Country Wedding Favor Tags Business Cards by loraseverson

There’s a lot of thought and planning that goes into my invitations. I brainstorm how I want to position the space for words, how that fits with the flowers I want to incorporate, and which flower arrangements go well with others. We have all four seasons here, and sometimes when it’s cold and there’s nothing to do, I’ll go outside and look around to see what would make for great close-ups that I can later turn into wedding invites, greeting cards, special occasion announcements and even ornaments. One time I found an old barn that was being torn down, and decided that the barn wood would make for the perfect picture, especially with flowers against it. I find that some of my best photos (and later, products) come from creative serendipity.

Red Barn with Fence Greeting Card
Red Barn with Fence Greeting Card by loraseverson

Rustic Daffodils Country Wedding Favor Tags Business Cards
Rustic Daffodils Country Wedding Favor Tags Business Cards by loraseverson

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