Homemade Bride – DIY – Kraft Paper Table Runner

Get all your guests seated easily with this DIY table runner instead of place cards or simply as a fun idea. Great for rehearsal dinner!

Materials:

  • 30lb Kraft Paper Roll
  • Drafting Compass
  • Permanent Marker
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • Paper Plates and Silverware
  • Eraser

Instructions:

1. Measure your table and cut a piece of kraft paper accordingly. (If you decide to have the paper hang over the table slightly on the ends, be sure to accommodate that length.)

2. Decide on the amount of guests you will be seating at each table. You will need to know this in order to evenly draw each “plate” on the kraft paper. Once you know, measure and make pencil marks where the center of the plate will be.

3. Now that your marks are in place, with the first place setting, set your compass on your center dot and draw the plate at 8.25” and then retrace with the permanent marker.

4. Next, draw your silverware. (i cheated and traced a set in pencil first) Repeat for each place setting.

5. Once complete, go back to your first setting and begin writing in the names of each guest. I usually do this in pencil and then trace over in marker. Repeat for all guests.

6. Head back over to the first place setting and lightly erase any measurement or name marks.

7. Now that it’s all complete, it’s time to take care of it! Flip your design over carefully and roll it up loosely and keep in a safe space. I keep mine in the ‘under the bed’ totes until the event!

Homemade Bride — DIY Farm Sign

 

Hello DIYers,

Today we’re sharing steps and materials for making your own wooden farm signs!

First, here are some of our favorite quotes we have around the house:

“Today is a good day, to have a good day”

“Bless this mess”

“Be Still”

“Happiness is Handmade”

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Materials:

  • Plywood
  • 1×2″ Poplar Wood
  • White Paint
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Wood Stain
  • Paint Brushes
  • Carpenters Glue
  • Pencil
  • Soft Eraser
  • Twine
  • Scissors

Steps:

  • Purchase plywood 1×2’s and get it cut at the store based on the desired size (home depot)
  •  Stain poplar beams for the frame
  • Paint the plywood white
  • Once dry, sketch your quote onto the plywood in pencil
  • Using the craft paint, paint the quote and let dry
  • Erase any uncovered pencil marks lightly
  • Using the carpenters glue, put an even line around the plywood sign
  • Stand up for 1×2″ beams around the plywood to create the frame
  • Now for my favorite trick, you need to clamp the frame down long enough to let the glue dry. Wrap a string of twine around the frame and tie tightly to keep the wood in place

 

 

Have fun with this one! I made one and now I can’t stop!