Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DIY Fruit Table Card Holders put the fresh in your wedding...

OK so today a customer (shout out to Katherine!) asked me if I could make my Love in New York Table Cards at a size that would fit into a lime....at first I though OMG are you kidding me that is totally adorable....then I thought OMG I could totally do that. So I did. Now I am gonna show you how easy it is friends...

So first thing you need to do is get some fruit. I am gonna show you a lime and an apple but you could do lemons, starfruit, artichokes, eggplants, fennel bulbs....wowzers I am blowing my own mind right now, I have to stop. So anyway, I headed over to my neighborhood fruit stand and picked up a bag of limes and a bag of avocados and a bunch of other stuff as seen here. It was quite a haul. I love California.


After washing and de-stemming a mess of strawberries for the kids' snack, it was time to get down to business. First I recommend cutting a small slice off the bottom of the fruit (not the apple- they have built in stabalizer feet) to make a flat non-rolling surface.

Next, just cut a slit about 1/2 an inch or so into the top of the fruit where you will stick the Table Number Card. I highly recommend you let the fruit dry out a bit before you go sticking the papers in...the apple especially made the paper pretty wet- they would be fine if you run short on time and don't have time to dry them but I did I let them sit over an hour and they were pretty dry without being wrinkly or gross.


Now you have the perfect place to put one of my Love in New York Table Number Cards (I can customize for many other cities too, I realize people don't only fall in love in New York, you sillies)....

Think about the possibilities...you can plop these on the plate to hold your guests name, you can put them on the buffet line so people know what they are scooping onto their plate, you can have have them hold your menu cards....ask me and I can do it...just head on over and see me at my etsy shop (you can click the apple below to get there)
Love In New York Line on etsy.com

4 comments:

Bella said...

Very cool idea!

Kat said...

I love your blog! and yes, these cards were exactly what I was wanting...a great example of why Etsy is awesome - because vendors like Shanna are so creative and helpful and can really help make some random vision you got from a wedding magazine become reality (especially if you're an anti-DIY, totally un-crafty person like me :)
thanks again, Katherine

aubepine said...

What a great idea! These look awesome, Shanna! :)

CoffeeBreakCorner said...

What a neat Idea!! Great tutorial. Wish I found your blog sooner- I could have used this for my Thanksgiving decor.. It's okay, that's why christmas is almost here. hehe Great blog

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