All weddings have a budget, but if you are creative and imaginative, there are some really cool things you can do to achieve the look you want, fit in with the theme of your wedding and also create a unique visual experience for your guests.
This DIY favor idea fits all the criteria. It will be easier to do if you have access to a die cutting machine, but the instructions include methods to get by without that.
A summary of the method is supplied below, but you can check out the full instructions across at Craftbits.com
1. Purchase paper place mats online or at your local party store in your main wedding color . Then, buy a stack of paper in your second wedding color. (In our example, we used teal and peach.) When planning to create this craft in bulk, consider buying colored printer paper from an office supply store such as staples . Next, decide if you would like a third accent color. I recommend using something neutral such as a black and white flower print.
2. Use your Creative Memories cutting system to cut out shapes to add to your placemats. (If you do not own a die cutting system, you will need to purchase a cheap stencil or use a household item such as a soup can for tracing.) Use the Creative Memories small circle shape and the blue blade (largest) to cut a circle in your second wedding color. Then, use the small circle and the red blade (smallest) to create a second layer in your neutral color. Finally, use the Creative Memories small heart shape and the red blade to cut out one heart per placemat in the color of your choice.
3. Use adhesive such as double stick tape or scrapbooking mounting squares to fix your shapes to the placemat. (I do not recommend glue. It tends to wrinkle paper or leak through.)
4. Showcase party favors (such as tin buckets filled with treats) on each shape. Set 1-2 placemats on each table.
Jennifer Neumann is an independent scrapbooking consultant. She loves sharing her scrapbooking ideas and techniques in her weekly YouTube scrapbooking tutorials. Find out more about scrapbooking from a to z!…More at Wedding Placemats for Showcasing Party Favors – DIY Craft Project …
I am sure you will agree that theses lovely placemats are simplicity itself and should be totally effective for any type of wedding color theme. This is not the only DIY wedding favor idea available on the site, so take some time to browse the other options on craftbits.com