HI Guys,

I have been busy bee-ing away with couples from the other side of the world and creating their custom wedding stationery pieces! And boy, oh boy, I am excited to share these pieces with you! But enough of that and onto DIY Sessions #4 – How to create a Wedding Favour & Place Name on a Budget.

All you need is:
Toy animals
Paint / baby safe paint
and newspaper

/// Lets Get Started ///
1. Lay your newspaper on a flat surface
2. Choose your victim (toy animal) and Paint!
3. Leave to dry for a day
4. write your guest names & table numbers on a tag and tie together creating your favour and place name.

and Voilà!

Lay them out on a table and have your guests greeted with these fabulous hand painted animals! It’s a fun way for your family and friends to search for their names and receive a surprise gift favour!

Here are ones I made! You can also see what I created at my own wedding last year!

toy favours & place names session 4

I absolutely love styling so when it came to my own wedding  last year, I had so many ideas. I was on a budget and this to me was a challenge. I also saw a gap in the market and still do. I feel there isn’t an in-between the glam and the vintage, and this is why I started my DIY Sessions, so I could share with you ideas you could do whilst on a budget and still have a gorgeous celebration. Being on budget shouldn’t effect the look or feel of your wedding or any occasion for that, but it should enhance it and make it more personal and that is exactly what we did!

So here is what we did with ours. We purchased old bottles off of eBay and tied old keys with twine and raffia.
We also used material cut offs’ and tied these around some of the jars and bottles. We filled every jar with a mixture of flowers and placed them on tree slices (we were lucky enough to have a family friend so kindly cut for us) and placed our little animal friend on there too!

Why not give it a try and see what you come up with!

The wonderful image above is from our fab wedding photographer Albert Palmer

Head over to his page here for more of his work – he is a star!

Pinar ♥

All other images are © by CuriousMe Design and taken by me

If you liked this DIY Session, have a look at my other Sessions
DIY Session #1 – How To Glitter Your Feather
DIY Session #2 – How to Make Confetti Cones Using Dollies
DIY Session #3 – How To Make Place Name Cards From Leaves

DIY Session #1       DIY session 2 logo       Leaf Place name 3

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Hi there,
This is a fantastic idea! Thank you for posting! Just wondering what paint you used?
Natasha xx

June 1, 2014 at 2:54 am

So glad you enjoyed it Natasha!
Spray paint, gouache paint or even kid friendly paint is great for painting these little animal figures!
Have a go! I’d love to hear how you get on! ♥

June 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm

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