With less than a week until the wedding, I am finding time here and there to squeeze in last minute nice-but-not-necessary craft projects. On the top of that list was an escort card display and cake stands (tutorial coming soon!). Martha Stewart Weddings has two variations on an adorable ribbon display, one made with plywood and a staple gun and another made with foam core and pins.
My issue with the DIY section of the Martha Stewart Weddings website is that they have all of these amazing photos of cute, innovative ideas, but their tutorials are totally whack or nonexistent. Wtf? My tutorials on how to make coffee filter pom pons have gotten comments talking about how glad they were I had directions because MSWeddings didn’t have any.Â Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. Here’s my take on the beribboned escort card displays from MSWeddings.
2 pieces of 22″x28″ foam core
various ribbon in your wedding colors
a few heavy books
completed escort cards
Cut your ribbon in to pieces about an inch longer than your foam core (so 23″ pieces if you bought standard 22″-wide boards). Pin ribbon across one of your boards, pushing the straight pins in to the foam core as shown.
Once ribbon is pinned over the entire board, turn it over and tape the loose ribbon ends to the back of it. Using school glue, stick the second board to the first one. Set some heavy books on top of the boards to hold everything in place as the glue dries over night.
My escort cards are 3-inch square pieces of cardstock folded in half , so arranging them on the finished product was easy. I’m going to leave my pins in the side because I think they’re cute, but I could see how people would want to use more discrete pins or staples instead.
Would you say that this would be okay for an Elegant wedding?
I used it at my wedding and it didn’t get any complaints :). Here’s another take on it, in case that’s helpful to see: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/301853/modern-ribbon-escort-card-display-how