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Project

Keepsake Seashell Seating Cards

Introduction

Instead of numbers to assign guests their tables, use names of seashells. Each type of shell represents a different table. Arrange seating cards and shells on aqua fabric to give the impression of water. On each table, display a card with the shell's name, or fill a bowl with those shells as a centerpiece.

Materials

  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Adhesive dots

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Make simple rectangular tags on a computer (ours have coral-color words and aqua borders).

  2. Step 2

    For notched corners, clip with a 1/4-inch hole punch.

  3. Step 3

    Apply an adhesive dot to the shell's flattest part; it's removed easily, so guests can have their shells to take home.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 33 2005

Reviews (5)

  • 19 Nov, 2010

    Hi. You can find great seashells of all kinds, in bulk or individually at these two wedsites: www.shellhorizons.com or www.deltonaseashellsandgifts.com

  • 29 Oct, 2010

    Does anyone have a good on-line source for shells?

  • 30 Jul, 2009

    We're doing these place cards, but standing them up in sand but using them as the indicator for the meal (shell vs. starfish). Thanks for the idea =)

  • 12 Nov, 2008

    Very, very cute. my wedding was a beach theme, I wish I would have known about this.

  • 21 May, 2008

    Very cute. If I had a beach theme would go for this one.