Thursday, March 31, 2011

{guest post} custom straw tags

Hello Postcard & Pretties readers!  Thanks so much for having me!  I’m ilene from Come on, ilene! and I’m flattered to be a guest today.   When I  married my best friend seven months ago, I  LOVED getting wedding ideas from all over the web.   Sites like Postcards & Pretties were amazing sources of inspiration to me!  Our wedding was full of fun DIY details and today I am sharing a really simple project but one that got lots of “oohh and ahhhs” at our wedding:  custom straw tags!
These monogrammed straws are an easy way to add a custom touch and  some fun and whimsy to your wedding!
Materials: cardstock, hole punch, 2″ circle punch, embosser
Instructions
1. Use the embosser to impress your logo on the cardstock.   (I got my embosser custom made with our initials at The Paper Source but if you don’t have one, you can use rubber stamps, stickers or even print out a logo on your computer.)
2.  Cut out logo with a circle punch:
3.  Use your hole punch to punch two holes, one at the top and one at the bottom of the circle:
4. Thread your straw through the holes and you’re done!!  See?  Super easy!!
We had small buckets full of these straws out at the bar during cocktail hour:
And one at every place setting during dinner:
You can also turn a bunch of these  into stickers with the Xyron sticker machine which we used to secure our cookie favor bags and  petal toss bags:
Thanks for having me here, Chris!  And to all the future brides out there planning weddings- good luck! Enjoy this special time in your life!  Believe it or not, as fun as it is to plan a wedding, life is even better on the other side!
Check out more of my DIY ideas at Come on, ilene!

19 comments :

  1. Love these! Such a cute and fun idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I LOVE this idea! So easy! I've got to get an embosser ASAP!

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  3. I kid you not, I wish I could drink everything with these paper straws. Adding sweet little tags like these would top it all off! So fun!

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  4. Thanks for having me at Postcards & Pretties!

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  5. wow what a cool idea!! love that embosser, i think i need it!

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  6. I love this idea! It would be such a great gift to give a newlywedvor a client! I love the straws and since I have to do a candy table/buffet soon, I am totally book marking this one! Perfect idea and pretty easy to boot!

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  7. aw what a cute idea! i love the striped straws too. xoxo jcd

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  8. I adore this! You can use them in so many ways; as take-home favors, one the place setting, and in drinks at the bar...so cute!

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  9. This is such a fun and fabulous DIY!!! I adore embossers...and the Xyron machine really is amazing!!! Combine those two and there is nothing but fun, fun, fun to be had!!! Wonderful guest post Ilene!!!

    xoxo
    kristi

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  10. These are two stinkin' cute! I think I may just need an embosser...STAT!

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  11. This is brilliant! I am so doing this for my friend's Hen's night!!!

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  12. Looks so easy to do and the end result is not only beautiful but fun!! Love it!

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  13. Oh my gosh! I love these! So much! They're so fun! And easy too! LOVE them!

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  14. These are adorable!! I need an embosser NOW!!! Def going to do this for my next party!

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  15. these are so fantastic!!! what a great idea and SO do-able!!!

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  16. so adorable, affordable, and doable! heart.

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