(Closed) DIY Starfish Placecards

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I did this for my placecards, you can see a picture on my bio at http://bios.weddingbee.com/profiles/naangel55

I printed the names and table number directly on the cardstock. I used 8.5×11 and got 2 colums and about 13 names per column so 25-26 placecards per cardstock.  I was going to double mat them like on the picture but by the time it came around to doing it I was so over cutting and gluing paper.  I dont have a template persay but I could send you the format I used for mine and you can replace the names and table numbers (its a word document) BTW, I found it easiest to tie the ribbon around just one arm of the starfish.

PM me with your email addy and I will send you the format I used if you want it.

Post # 4
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sooooooooo cute!

Post # 5
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Sorry, I don’t have any advice but I just wanted to say that is a great idea! So cute for a beach theme…

Post # 6
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hi, I feel really bad to say this and I don’t mean to rain on your parade but I just have to remind everyone that starfish are real live animals. I feel it is cruel to kill an animal just for decoration. There are lots of places that sell plastic “starfish” so it isn’t necessary to kill any real ones.  

Post # 7
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Oh, I bet that’s going to look adorable! 

Post # 8
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Most of my DIYs have been trial and error with sizing. Try cutting out different sizes and setting them next to the star so that you can get a feel for if it will be overwhelmed by the starfish. You can print them directly on cardstock with a great font from fonts for peas, dafont, etc. There is also a tutorial on fauxligraphy here on WB where you print the font on the cardstock in a light color and then trace over with a calligraphy pen or fancy shcmancy one so it looks like YOU wrote it. Check it out!

Post # 9
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

So cute!! 🙂

Post # 10
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OMG they look great! I love this idea and want to do something similar….

snmcdowell– do you know of any websites that sell plastic starfish at a reasonable price… it might be helpful to post so others may decided to use plastic- a plus to plastic as well is that you don’t have to quite so careful with transporting them as well as not having to worry if they have any kind of smell (I’ve seen other post about that) 



Post # 11
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my girlfriend had them at her wedding!

Post # 12
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

in order to spare the lil critters lives I was considering using white chocolate starfish and then tying a cute lil’ tag on them to denote the guests names… 



I’ll probably DIY with this mold (below) and the use raw or brown sugar for the bottom.. 


Or you could buy them already made from 


Post # 13
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would also suggest printing directly onto the white cardstock and then mounting it onto the colored cardstock. This is a really cute idea! I am loving the pics ClairDarling posted! How are you displaying them?

Post # 14
3 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs. Manicure- Where did you buy the starfish?

Post # 15
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

@naangel55:OK, I know you probably aren’t checking this but if you are, can you email me your template? my email address is [email protected]

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