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
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!