No-Sew Banner & DIY Wedding Table Seating Chart

No-Sew Banner & DIY Wedding Table Seating Chart

I’ve already shared pictures of the Unique Rustic Barn Wedding Welcome Party Decor. Today, I’ll show how I made the table seating chart and fabric pennant, “I Do BBQ” banner.

The techniques used to make the banner could easily be applied to any party theme, holiday or occasion. That’s also true for the table seating chart — whether a glamorous, formal reception or rustic barn setting.

Both were relatively inexpensive to make. Plus, I utilized many of the same supplies to craft both projects; including the length of fabric, twine, and beads. That also helped to coordinate with the overall theme and color scheme of the party decorations.

Wine corks were also incorporated into both projects, tying in with the centerpieces and other decor. See those in, 7 DIY Wine Cork Crafts, Party & Home Decor Ideas. Additionally, the seating card artwork were part of the same wood cut and eucalyptus design used for place cards and table numbers.

Let me show you how easy both the table seating chart and banner were to make.

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7 DIY Wine Cork Crafts, Party & Home Decor Ideas

7 DIY Wine Cork Crafts, Party & Home Decor Ideas

Now that the Unique Rustic Barn Welcome Party for our eldest son’s wedding was held Labor Day weekend, I can share the wine cork crafts and decor. Because a wine theme isn’t occasion, holiday or seasonally-specific, it’s easily applied to many types of gatherings. Perfect for a wine and cheese tasting or fund raising gala, the theme also works for an anniversary or engagement party, couples shower, and wedding reception.

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Incorporating the corks from a special event into a home decor project makes a lovely memento. Also consider using corks to make a gift for a friend or family member who’s a wine enthusiast. Wine cork crafts make home decor that’s ideal for decorating a bar cart, home bar or wine cellar.

First, I’ll show you how I made large initials of corks for the couple. There’s also easy-to-make, cork-wrapped place card stands that held table numbers and menu cards. More wine corks were strung on twine with wooden beads to create decorative garlands and embellish a banner.

For lighting elements, small and large glass lanterns were simply filled with wine corks. Another fun atmospheric element were clear glass wine bottles filled with strands of glowing LED lights. Finally, party favors included wine charms, and painted champagne corks resembling members of the wedding party.

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Unique Rustic Barn Wedding Welcome Party Decor

Unique Rustic Barn Wedding Welcome Party Decor

Nine months in the making, I’m finally able to share the decorations and details of the rustic barn wedding welcome party that we hosted for our eldest son and his now bride.

As I explained in, Easy DIY Champagne Cork Wedding Party Figures, the event was held at Flat Mountain Farm in Highlands, NC over Labor Day Weekend.

Rather than a more intimate rehearsal dinner, we invited all 90ish wedding guests. It was a great opportunity for the bride’s West Coast and our East Coast family to meet and get acquainted. It was also a reunion of old and dear friends, who we consider extended family.

I elected (with input from dear hubby and the couple) to put a more sophisticated spin on the food and decor for the I Do BBQ. What my British friend described as, “posh rustic” lol! So, I opted for decorations and centerpieces that incorporated romantic lighting elements, live edge wood slices, wine bottles and corks to compliment the barn and mountain woodlands setting.

In her remarks thanking us for the party, the bride noted that I am known as, the “queen of theme.” Adding, with a grin, that I bestowed her the title of my princess lol! Gosh it’s great having another girl in the family!

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Easy DIY Champagne Cork Wedding Party Figures

Easy DIY Champagne Cork Wedding Party Figures

Hello friends, I’m back from my eldest son’s destination wedding in Highlands, NC! Although I’m still regrouping, I wanted to share a quick post on how I made champagne cork wedding party figures.

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In lieu of a reception dinner for the immediate family and wedding attendants, hubby and I hosted all ninety guests at a welcome party. After all, they had all traveled for the three-day, Labor Day weekend event. Most of the bride’s family and bridesmaids flew from CA. And one of my son’s high school friends came all the way from South Korea!

To kickoff the wedding weekend, we invited everyone to Flat Mountain Farm, a 28-acre luxury micro-resort and historic rhododendron farm. It was a magnificent setting! See a recap of the set-up, DIY decorations, food and beverages in, Unique Rustic Barn Wedding Welcome Party Decor.

The welcome party was held in Flat Mountain’s antique, Scandinavian-style black barn. It had been relocated all the way from Pennsylvania and renovated with a long back porch, restrooms, commercial kitchen, and stone fireplace.

To compliment the setting, I wanted a rustic but sophisticated style for the party decor. So I choose a theme that incorporated wine bottles, corks and wood slices into the centerpieces and other decorations. And, to personalize each place setting for members of the wedding party, I hand-painted and embellished a champagne cork.

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Fun Love Boat Theme Engagement Party

Fun Love Boat Theme Engagement Party

In honor of romance and Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing the Love Boat theme engagement party we co-hosted with Sistah B and her husband at their home in Charleston.

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Both my eldest son and nephew are getting married this year, and everyone couldn’t be more thrilled and happy!

Since we were already gathering for a week over Thanksgiving, it seemed the perfect opportunity to celebrate. Not only does our mother live in Charleston, but so do both my niece and spouse, and nephew and his sweet fiancé. Plus, eldest niece and her daughter traveled from Seattle for the holiday, and Sister A flew in from Florida.

Hubby and I rented a house with our sons and fiancé V, within walking distance to Sistah B’s waterfront home. She and her husband actually live on Folly Beach, the last barrier island across the water from Charleston. It was a wonderful setting for a joint Love Boat theme engagement party!

So now that you have a general idea of who, what and where, let’s raise anchor and set sail to party (warning, rocky seas with numerous corny puns ahead lol)!

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