Fast-forward 20 years and we are wishing our collection was still alive and kicking, because oh boy what an amazing array of place card holders we would have!
We're sure you'll have seen these mystical creatures all over Pinterest, posing as place card holders, table name holders and nifty little jar lids and can imagine many of you DIY savvy brides and grooms may want to have a go yourselves. (Although, if you're not feeling up to the DIY challenge we'll be adding them to our Wedding Toolbox soon!) So, without further ado, here's how we went about creating these champagne gold woodland place card holders!
- A selection of funky woodland animals - ours were from Amazon
- A well ventilated workshop, or a space in the garden covered with paper to protect the ground (we now have a nice champagne gold patch of tarmac in the drive!)
- A jewellery saw or similar
- A spray paint of your choice, suitable for plastic - we used Wilko's Champagne Gold
- Standard kraft luggage tags
- A heavy duty nail file
- Standard paper towel
2. File any jagged edges using a heavy duty nail file or very light sand paper. Using some damp paper towel, wipe away any dust or lumps of plastic. Ensure thoroughly dry before spraying!
3. Complete the above steps for all of your animals so that they're ready for their glitter!
5. After 5-10 minutes, flip your animals onto the other side and spray again. Again leaving 5-10 minutes, stand the animals upright and finish the tops using the same short, sharp sprays.
TIP: Always have a spare plastic animal and place card handy to test during. You might need to deepen your slice into a ‘V’ shape, if you have particularly thick and heavy cards.