First – this hand-written antique shutter bar menu! The key for this one is to use a Sharpie paint pen or glass pen rather than chalk to make sure the writing is legible from a distance. Choose an antique shutter or other panel of finished wood with a nice weathered patina, and ask your bridesmaid with the prettiest handwriting to do the writing.
Next, these simple chair swags for the bride and groom’s chairs. Paint burlap bags yourself, or purchase them on Etsy. Hang them from the chairs and insert loose flowers in small glass ball jars to keep them fresh. That easy!
Finally, these burlap banners! These are very simple to make, and you can make them yourself for much less than what it costs to purchase them. Buy a roll of burlap from a hardware store or packing supply store (or Amazon.com). Cut notches in the shape of flags, and paint them with hearts or letters using a stencil. The trick with these is having enough room in your office or on your desk for them to dry properly, so I suggest making them outside on a sunny day if possible.
And that’s the story for today. Get in touch with me if you have any questions about these projects! xx
All photos are by the lovely and talented photographer Julie Napear-Wischern.