Post # 1
Hello to all you brides out there,
I am getting married on 10/1/2011 and beginning to think of ideas for my wedding. I am going with a Fall/Wine theme and thought of using real used corks as my place card holders which are inexpensive too. At first, I was going to do them horizontally and they just dont stay. They roll. So then, I thought about doing them vertically, which don’t look too bad either. I was going to hand write them and cut out a little leaf and paste it to the place card. Now I think I just may type it b/c it looks classier. Any suggestions or ideas???
Post # 3
If you want to lay them horizontally you just need to cut a little bit off the bottom or just cut them in half so that you have a flat surface. Then they will not roll. I would type them. It will be easier for everyone to read.
Post # 4
Another bee did this for her wedding:
And I found a few images online for ideas. What if you still did them horizontally, but added some kind of “stopper” to the back to prop them up? Like a cute push pin? Another option, cut off part of the cork long-ways, so there is a flat bottom:
Post # 5
I am going to try that. Thanks. Which kind of knife should I use to slice them?
Post # 6
Hmmm…, I know a few bees who did this and it was HARD! See here and here. Not trying to scare you but I went with this other bee. It was waaaay easier on me.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We sanded down the bottom of ours using a dremmel tool, and then used a saw blade attachment to make the slits in the top for the placecard.
Post # 8
I am going to try the vertical way and see how they come out. Does anyone think that by using used corks, all different kinds is tacky?
I’m not sure if that will be a good thing. Someone told me it was cute b/c it makes it more vintage but I’m not quite so sure…
Post # 9
Here is a picture using all different corks.
I think it is cute =) If you have a few that say “love” or “hope” or just any special words you can put them in the front row. But I think a mix is cute!!