Hello lovelies! Today I’m back with the next post in our DIY series for January! Each Monday this month we’ll be sharing a DIY tutorial to show you how to make simple, affordable DIY projects for your wedding day! Did you miss our first two posts? Check out our DIY Geometric Paper Backdrop Tutorial and Freezer Jam Wedding Favors.
Oh, and did I mention… there’s a theme! We decided to build this month’s DIY projects around the color Marsala — Pantone’s 2015 color of the year. Although our projects will all incorporate Marsala, you can easily swap in the hue of your choice to match your wedding color scheme. These projects are just meant to show you some simple and affordable ideas that you can easily customize to fit your vision for your big day!
So, without further ado, allow me to introduce this week’s project: DIY Glitter Magnet Escort Cards! These cute escort cards are a great way to let your guests know where they will be sitting at your reception!
Glitter Magnet Escort Cards
- Glitter Paper or Patterned paper of your choice
- 1-inch Clear Glass Flat Marbles
- Wood craft sticks
- Glue – we recommend E6000® Craft Adhesive
- Paper of your choice
- Baker’s twine in the color of your choice
- Sharpie or other marker of your choice. We love the Gold Sharpie for a luxe effect.
- Craft punch in the shape of your choice
- Hole punch or slot punch
Start by taking your Flat Marbles and trace them onto the back side of your patterned paper. None of these marbles will be the exact same size, but this will give you a good starting point from which you can trim more if needed.
Next, cut your circles out of the paper using the lines from your tracing. Match up your marbles to pieces of paper and do any extra trimming if needed.
Then you can add your glue — we used E6000® Craft Adhesive — it’s heavy duty, archival and recommended when working with glass. Use a popsicle stick or wood craft stick to spread the glue on the marble.
Then you’ll place your paper pattern or glitter face down onto your marble. Press firmly and let it set for a while.
After you’ve let the paper and glue dry, you can then add some glue to the back of the paper, and apply your magnets. Let the magnets set overnight so they have full time to dry and become secure.
To create the hanging tags, you can either purchase pre-punched tags from a craft store or you can create them yourself using the steps below!
Then you can use your Sharpie or other pen to write the names of your guests carefully on the tags, along with their table number.
Then, you can thread your baker’s twine (or ribbon, if you prefer) through your tags and tie a knot for easy hanging.
Place your escort cards on a magnetic surface of your choosing and organize them in alphabetical order to make it easier for your guests to find their seating placement.
Voila! So tell me, what do you think of this project? Fairly easy, right?
I love this project and I chose to use a cute but versatile color so that I could use these magnets again — your guests could take them home or you could use them on your fridge — but either way they won’t go to waste! 🙂
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Come back next week to check out the next DIY in our series!!
Special Thanks to Brandi Webb of Alexis June Weddings for the beautiful photos in this post.
Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.