Tuesday, June 5, 2012

wheat grass seating cards

This time last year I was helping with a few details for my nephew's wedding.
They were trying to stick to a budget, and seating cards weren't anywhere near the top of
the priority list. I suggested pots of wheat grass - the biggest bang for the $!

I did 150 for them, in all my years of planting wheat grass I've never been so nervous about it growing, I took care of them like orphaned baby chicks!
For instructions go to my planting wheat grass post. 
The clay pots were from Hobby Lobby at 50% off, making them .20 each.
 I used Light Buttermilk acrylic paint, testing it ahead of time I knew it would peel a little
 once you start watering the seeds, but we liked the aged look and were fine with it.  

The platter set on an easel was a thrifting find, painted with chalkboard paint.
They came up with the cute play on words.
The skewers were from the Dollar Store and cut at assorted lengths.
We used scrapbook paper cut in a decorative shape, printed guests names on them,
then glued to the skewers.

A fun, fresh statement for about .26 each.
A budget friendly idea you could use for any event.

Happy 1st Anniversary Chad & Julie!


Anonymous said...

What a cute idea! I've never planted wheat grass. I need to give it a try sometime.

{my simple messterpiece}

Unknown said...

Such a great idea! I love the little cards and the chalkboard too!

Dana Frieling said...

Your nephew is lucky to have such a creative aunt! I see this little project going crazy on pinterest...very cute.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

So cute! I'm so glad I finally grew wheat grass this spring. What a bargain... .26 each! Doesn't get much better!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Pam, I love these...... and they look like they cost a fortune!..... you could go into business. :)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

these are soooooo fabulous! what smash they are going to be! AWESOME! hugs!!!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is totally cool! Great idea - hope I remember that one if I'm ever planning something that needs name card!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to your nephew. How lucky is he to have such a cool and helpful Aunt? Very cute and affordable idea. xo

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

This is such a neat idea! Great for an eco-friendly wedding!

Unknown said...

This is such a cute idea! 'Plant your grass at your seat' is so clever! And I love that it is affordable :)

Leslie said...

Great idea! Wheat grass is so pretty! You could have had each guest juice up after the event :) just kidding!!

Lori said...

What a pretty and affordable idea!

Unknown said...

This is the best wedding seating idea Ive ever seen! I love it. you are wonderful!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Simply...adorable! Wheat grass, I think it's a DIYer's new best friend!

Cassie Bustamante said...

these are adorable! i love this. :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

That is SUCH a cute idea - I am pinning it for my niece for "someday".
I don't think I ever told you about my wheat grass experience. After seeing your post with those small square containers I tried that - maybe it was too small a space without drainage or something but it was a total fail! Then I used my footed glass trifle dish and it was a success, all through the spring - I just tossed it recently when we went away for the weekend and it shriveled up. A lot of bang for the buck, in the right container! Plus I have a ton of seeds leftover to do it again!

At The Picket Fence said...

What a fantastic idea!! They look so charming and elegant and I love the frugality of them. And the "plant your grass at your seat" quote cracked me up. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday!

Maria said...

What a beautiful and creative idea!!! What a fun detail for a wedding!

TurnToYourInnerSmile Blog said...

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Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

very cool. love the sign...plant grass at your seat. too cute!

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