Crossword Progress Report

So instead of just coming up with really cool projects, I decided to actually work on one. (Oh, is that how this whole DIY thing works?) Namely, the crossword puzzle. It took me a lot longer than I expected to come up with the words & clues! Here’s a sneak peek…


Personal photo—I started blurring our names, but it just wasn’t the same! So I went back and edited the .doc file to get a new shot. Obviously the ones given to our guests have our real names.

You’ll have to wait on the rest! When I was working on the crossword puzzle though, I got a grand idea. Have you seen the “I Spy” cards all over Pinterest/wedding blogs? They look like this:


Image via Etsy / Photo by uluckygirl

Well, I can make one of those! Except personalized, of course. Oh, and I had this idea for a cute layered set-up for everyone’s place at the table. Here’s what I’m thinking—apart, they would look like this (ignore the rough mock-up…):


Then, I would layer them together, add a pencil, and tie with a piece of ribbon (in the wedding colors!). It would look like this:


Photos courtesy of my awesome PowerPoint skills. *ahem*

What do you think? Will it work? Do you think guests would use them (do the crossword, take pictures, etc.)? Remember that it’s a morning brunch wedding!


Mrs. Lemur

Greenville, South Carolina
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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  1. Member
    josina 687 posts, Busy bee @ 2:19 pm

    @Miss Lemur: The pencils I bought off ebay were 48 pencils for $11.50 with the personalization and I got them super fast. Just search ‘personalized golf pencils’ if you’re still interested! They have lots of colors available.

  2. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:28 pm

    This will be super cute, I would love to have this waiting for me as a guest!

  3. Member
    cinderella92 278 posts, Helper bee @ 9:44 pm

    So cute!

  4. Member
    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:56 pm

    As a guest at a wedding, I would definitely do this! What a beautiful idea!

  5. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 7:08 am

    @Miss Gray Wolf: We decided to do the puzzles 8.5×8.5″ and the I Spys were three to a sheet. It worked out really well because we got a great deal on printing and cutting! I didn’t even have to do it myself.

  6. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:33 am

    I like the presentation. We did the I spy cards and no one payed attention to them… oh well.

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