Hi everyone! As I’ve mentioned before, I have some really exciting news about my upcoming tutorials! I have teamed up with Afloral.com to bring you some new wedding/event-focused DIYs featuring some products from Afloral’s vast selection. Afloral carries a ton of beautiful silk flowers, but they have a wide variety of items for all your DIY event projects.
Disclosure: Afloral.com has provided me with the supplies at no charge.
Today I will be showing you two rustic wedding escort cards. I’ll be using these succulents and wood slice tags from Afloral. Here are direct links to the items I used:
Wood Tags – Comes in bags of approx. 18 or 30
Mini succulentsLarge succulent
Swirl card holders
Printed Wood Slice Escort Cards
First, I will show you how to transfer a printed image or text onto the wood slices! Here is the video tutorial:
And here is the written/photo tutorial:
– Wood slice tags- Printed image or text
– Mod Podge – matte finish
– Foam brush or paint brush
– Mini succulent pick for accent
– Hot glue gun
Please print a mirrored copy of your image/text because it will flipped once you transfer it. Your printer option might say “mirrored” or “flip horizontally”. I used a laser printer. I am not sure if this technique works with an inkjet printer.
With the printed text facing up, use your foam or paint brush to apply a generous layer of Mod Podge over the printed area.
Flip the printed paper over and apply it the wood slice. Use your fingers or something firm like a credit card to get rid of any air bubbles. Allow this to dry for about 1 hour.
I apologize for not having an image for this step, but you can see it in the video if you need a visual. Soak a paper towel or wash cloth in some water and pat it against the paper. Then keep rubbing the paper until it is soaked with water and begins to rub off. You’ll find that the paper will disintegrate but leave behind the printed areas. To avoid rubbing off the printed text, do not rub too hard once most of the paper is gone.
Once you have rubbed off all the paper, allow the wood slice to dry. Once dried, you can seal the text by painting a thin layer of Mod Podge. After the seal has dried, use a hot glue gun to attach a mini succulent to the corner of the wood slice.
Large Succulent Escort Card Holder
To create this simple succulent escort card holder, I used the large succulent, a swirl card holder, and wood slice tag.
I decided to glam up the card by having the name in gold foil. For my gold foil printing tutorial, please click here!
If you loo at the above picture, you will see that the swirl card holder has a main swirl part and also a single circle base. Position the card holder so that the main swirl sits in front of two petals while the circle base is behind it for support. You can use a hot glue gun to secure it in place if needed.
That’s all for today! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. I hope you’ll check back soon for my new tutorials. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!