We are now only 5 weeks away from our wedding and this means one thing, its time to start making the decorations!
Our reception is being held in the picture perfect town of Sherborne in a marquee in my uncle's back garden. We are styling the wedding using a rustic theme and what material better says rustic than hessian? My lovely friend Vanessa has generously made our table runners as a gift using hessian and I decided to continue the theme using by using it to make our table plan.
You'll save yourself some well needed pennies by following my tutorial!
For this project you will need :
a piece of timber, hessian, drawing pins, luggage tags, material scissors, staple gun & hammer
Top Tip ! I got my timber from the offcuts section from the local hardware store, much cheaper than getting some cut to size
Measure your material ensuring you leave 3cm overhang at each edge.
Place your timber in the middle of the material, making sure you have the position correct and that the weave is in line with the edge of the board.
Starting in the middle of one the longer sides, fold the material over and staple to the board. Continue until you have completed that edge
The hardest part of this project is the corners.
Trim away excess material (this will make it easier to fold) Fold the material in and then up and staple to the board
Continue with the opposite longest edge making sure you pull the material taut, this will make sure the material is smooth.
When you have completed all 4 sides, turn the board over and layout your luggage tags in the desired location. You could use a ruler, I did mine by eye as I don't like things to look too perfect! Hammer into place using drawing pins