During our BridalBook anniversary event, nature-inspired pins doubled as name tags for our guests. We all got to know each other without having to worry about labels that were either too sticky or wouldn't stick at all. Plus, no unsightly, clunky nametags showed in our photos!

You may not need nametags at your wedding, but these shabby chic creations can also work well as place cards (a bonus: guests can take these home to add to their accessories) or even as tags for your gifts or giveaways.

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Materials:

  • Satin leaves
  • Satin or paper flowers
  • Twine or raffia
  • Flat back safety pins
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Parchment Paper
  • Scissors
  • Fine-tipped pen
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STEP ONE. Twist leaves in groups of three. Stick them in place with the glue gun. Attach flowers at the base of the leaves with a glue gun. Add a ribbon using twine or raffia.

 

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STEP TWO. Turn the leaves over and affix a flat back safety pins with a glue gun. Allow to dry and set before proceeding to the next step.

 

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STEP THREE. While waiting for the glue to dry, cut out strips of parchment paper wide enough to fit the leaves. With a fine-tipped pen, write the names of your guests and stick on the middle of the leaf pin. (Parchment paper works best if you are lettering in the names, but you can also print the names on specialty paper if you prefer.)

 

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The finished product


Tips:

  • Play around with color and materials to achieve the look that goes best with your theme. In place of flowers, use twigs or berries in festive colors for a holiday wedding.
  • Instead of a safety pin, try affixing the leaf embellishment on an elastic crystal bracelet or on wide strips of satin ribbon, and use as a napkin ring cum placecard.
--Jamie, Fairy Craftmother

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