Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ribbon, Cards, & Gold Medals

It's so crazy as we get closer to the wedding seeing the projects I've had in my mind actually exist in real life. You would think that would make it start to feel real, but it still hasn't hit yet. There's not a lot of time yet, but at the rate I'm going I don't think it's going to feel real till the morning of.

Back to the actual point, with the wedding projects. Yesterday I shared our table numbers, and today the vision, that's now a reality, is the place card holders. I've had the idea for a while and can't tell you where I first saw it, but here's a version from Mrs. Eggplant.

I thought it seemed pretty, but more than that, simple enough for me to pull off. So Friday night, sitting down to watch the Olympics I got out my supplies.
Yes, I used tape that I had hanging around the house and child-size scissors. Obviously not too difficult to come by, although I probably spent too much money on the ribbon. But there's enough left over for some other type of project.
Basically all I did was wrap the ribbon around the glass pane and tape it down. Although if I was doing this again, I would NOT use see through ribbon. I can't believe I wasn't smart enough to think of that before because you can very clearly see the folded over ribbon.
Thankfully though you can't really see the tape. So while watching Missy Franklin...
and Katie Ledecky swam for gold, I was sitting on the couch making place card holders.
I wound up making 3, and with the other two cut the ribbon short enough so you couldn't really see it.
And while I did a mock-up with cards (ripping up the white backing inside one of the frames), I'm not completely sure how many cards I can fit in a single frame. Hopefully I can fit them all on 2 of the frames and not use the first one. But while it's actually filled with cards, I can't imagine anyone will really pay attention to the slight imperfection.
How did you decide to display you place cards? And how much of the Olympics have you been watching?


  1. I haven't watched much of the Olympics this year! I wish I have though. Last night we watched some gymnastics and a little volleyball.

  2. We didn't do place cards. (We had an informal wedding with an informal reception months after the wedding.)

    I have not missed any gymnastics! I am so sad I have to wait four years to watch it again. :( I also caught some swimming and diving and track and field. :)

  3. I've been watching a lot of the Olympics. I love the swimming and track and field. I also watched a lot of other events I never dreamed I'd watch, but really enjoyed.

  4. It looks like you did a great job! I love the colors!