Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DIY Wishing Tree Tags

In lieu of regular guest books and picture frame sign-ins, I decided to make a wishing tree for our sign-in table.  I wanted something a little different that could also be used as a nice decorative centerpiece and naturally, the wishing tree crossed my mind.

Did you know the wishing tree is actually a tradition of the Dutch?  They write their best wishes and/or advice for the happy couple and hang it on the tree.  I thought this was a neat and creative idea. Go Dutch!

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I researched a lot of sites for the manzanita branches, crystals, vases, vase fillers, and wishing tags.  These are my 3 favorite:

I decided to make the wishing tags myself to save a little money and have an excuse to do a creative project.  Since I am expecting between 200-250 guests, I made 125 tags.  I got ALL my materials at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off! They are ALWAYS running sales so keep your eyes peeled for their specials!  Here's what you'll need:

1. A hole puncher - $0.00 (already had this at home)
2. Scissors - $0.00 (already had this at home)
3. Printer/Ink - $0.00 (already had this at home)
4. 1 pack of 50 thank you cards w/ envelopes - $6.99 x 2 = $13.98
    (each card will make 4 wishing tags)
5. 5 packs of 18ft. 1/4 wide ribbon (I used purple & ivory) - $1.99 x 5 = $9.95
    (each pack will make approximately 25 ribbons - 8.5 inches per ribbon)

GRAND TOTAL for 125 tag: $12.95 
(after taking into account the 1/2 off special and tax) 
YOU CANNOT BEAT THIS DEAL!  I took me probably 1 hour to do.  So easy and fun!


To top it off, I went to Michael's to buy a cute box to put the tags in.  It was on clearance for $7.99. Yay!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you let me know what font you used for these. Love them!!!!

Linh said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I believe it is Brock Script. Hope that helps!