When last we left off, the antique bells I found were going to be used for our send-off. Then, this idea popped into my head.
OK. I’m sure you have the same confused look on your face that Waffle did when I first showed this to him. Ummmmm, what is that?
It’s all of our bells hung from a tree.
Welllllllll, I figured our bells were too fantastic to use for just the send-off at the very end of it all and needed more time to shine. So, they became escort cards as well. Why am I hanging them from a tree? Well, why not? Somewhere along with this vision, I thought of the idea of having a sweet breeze blowing through the venue and the sound of the bells chiming in the distance. I’m probably just romanticizing it all, but that’s what I do.
Yesterday, I did a mock-up to test my vision. I got out some ribbon”¦
”¦and one of my bells. I zig-zag stitched a swatch of one of my table assignments to the card with my sewing machine and wrote the name on the other side. The “escort card” came from a pack of small tags from Michaels and is tied to the bell like so”¦
I zig-zag stitched a piece of half-inch ribbon to a sturdier piece of one-and-a-half-inch ribbon and secured the bell to it with a bow.
Yay! It works with no sagging or pulling! Now my bells have gone from having one job to three as they are now escort cards, send-off items, and favors!
Do you have any wedding items that are doing double or triple duty?