~ homemade: escort cards ~

I can't believe I am so late getting this post up today...sorry!  Today's "Homemade" post is a mix of homemade and repurposed. 

One of my favorite things...call me crazy...is my vintage wine bottle in a metal carrier!  This piece usual resides in the living room, but I love it sooo much that I knew I could use it somehow...and I thought as an escort holder would be perfect!  The pictures really don't do it justice though...as it is a big piece that is pretty tall!  Anyhoo, here it is...
For the escort cards I printed guests names and towns (in the provence of Toscana, Italy) that they are to sit at.  I cut them out using a paper cutter so that I could get the size I wanted.  I then used a hot glue gun to adhere magnets to the back and olive leaves to the front.  A very simple homemade project!
I didn't really decorate the table except for a tablecloth, a piece of light colored burlap and a couple extra branches...as I was way behind schedule...sorry!
My point to this post, as I know you all know how to make escort cards, is to get you thinking about things that you might own that you could use at your wedding.  With magnets, pins, clothespins, ribbon, string, twine, etc...you can attach escort cards to just about anything!  So take a look around, inside and out, and see what you can find!  And I would be curious to know what you come up with...so don't hesitate to comment, tweet or e-mail me!

At least once a month, just so you know, I plan to do a homemade and repurposed post.  I hope that this type of post helps inspire you!

P.S. - I promise my next homemade post won't be escort cards!!!

~ Ciao

...photography by me


  1. Very clever.... how do you come up with all these great ideas??? Love it!

  2. Amazing, Kristi!! I love it! And I'm IN LOVE with your vintage wine bottle/metal basket carrier. Great piece!

  3. This is so great! What awesome inspiration, Kristi! I totes look forward to your homemade posts!

  4. Great idea Kristi!! Such clever way to display your escort cards..... loving the homemade posts ;)