Why yes, I do still have several wedding DIY’s that I’ve seemed to let slip through the cracks. We received so many compliments on our moss stone place cards, and they were so easy to make and super duper inexpensive so I just had to share them with you. I wanted something special and unique for our guests to find at their seat that still worked with our ceramic animals sitting in paper flower wreath centerpieces. Moss stones are my favorite filler when adding the finishing touches to a space, and I liked the whole astroturf-y garden vibe they brought to the table (literally). So I knew they were just the ticket! I picked up 25 bags each for $1 (hoorah!) at Dollar Tree. The bags each had an arrangement of five different sized stones which I really liked, it seemed more natural to me. And I had grabbed a few extra in case some of the stones were damaged (they are just styrofoam you know) and in case I messed up. Better safe than sorry right?
After sorting through my stones and choosing all of the best candidates I used these Avery business cards to print out each of our guests names on a card. I used a simple and modern typeface (Futura Std) because I liked how clean each of them looked. After printing them out I arranged them by table (because I’m OCD like that).
Using an xacto knife I cut a slit along the longest side of the top of each stone. Because they were just styrofoam I carefully spread apart the opening to place the card inside and then let go. With these stones the styrofoam was tight enough to hold each card in place so I didn’t need any glue, but you might need some if you use another type of stone.
Afterward I organized each grouping of stones (by table) and placed them in clear boxes with the table’s animal labeled on it so that my House Party would know where each grouping went. Easy peasy!
Aren’t they so cute? We still have ours sitting on a shelf, and several of our guests ended up taking theirs home which is exactly what we had hoped for. In the end each place card cost us about .35 cents. I’d say that’s a win!