March 4th, 2015

DIY Place Card Glitter copy

DIY wedding planning isn’t necessarily a cheap way to plan a wedding, as one of our recent real weddings brides explained, handmade bits bobs can be easier to achieve than trying to find the wedding accessories or stationery that you’ve imagined or seen on Pinterest. It’s also quite good fun.

So on that note we thought we’d have a little Off To Wed fun by creating our own DIY wedding place cards for this blog post. We’re not going to claim to be the world’s greatest DIY duo but hopefully you’ll see how to make a glitter place card for the wedding breakfast. And if you can do better than us share your success with us on Facebook.




  • Glitter
  • Glue Stick
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Card




  • Use the pencil to mark out a grid consisting of nine equal sized rectangles.
  • Cut out each rectangle to form the basis of your name card/place setting.
  • Fold the rectangle in half, creating a self-standing triangle. One side will create the front of your name card/place setting.
  • Using your pencil, draw a feint line on one side of the card to mark where the glitter will go. This can be any size you like but we found that the final quarter of the card worked well.
  • Still using the pencil, write the name of the guest on the front of the card.
  • Once you are happy with your penmanship, go over the pencil outline with a pen.
  • Now it’s time for the glitter. Use your glue stick to cover the area that you want to apply the glitter to and then shake the glitter across the card. Don’t hold back be generous with the glitter.
  • That’s it, pat down the glitter, wait for the glue to dry and move on to the next card.


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