Handmade Wedding Table Tags

Handmade Wedding Table Tags

The Handmade Wedding – a Personal Touch. Being the ‘arty computer geek’ friend, I often get called upon to help out with handmade wedding table tags, wedding invitations, and even once, baking and icing 60 cupcakes! This was probably the most nerve wracking job ever bestowed upon me – balancing 60 beautifully iced cupcakes on my lap for an hour drive to the wedding, hoping that I would not be the reason the wedding cake was destroyed because my husband suddenly braked and we ended up with cupcake mash! But thankfully all went to plan and the cupcake tower looked fantastic! What was even better was the ‘handmade’ feel to not only the cake but the invitations, table settings, flower arrangements and the¬†bonbonnieres.

There is a real shift towards adding your own personal touches to your wedding. Of course there is always the time factor. But handmade does not mean it has to be complicated. I think it is very important to allow your personality to shine through at your wedding. Have fun with it and reflect your identity and relationship to your guests.

In this post, I will be showing you how you can create your own unique handmade wedding table tags.

Here’s an example of one set using my Tiffany Blue and Lime Digital Paper Set

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And here’s another example of handmade wedding table tags using my Carolyn Pink and Mint Digital Paper Set

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If you are running Photoshop or Photoshop elements

These tags are a cinch to make. Simply right click and save both of the png files below:

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I will assume that you know how to create clipping masks in Photoshop or Elements. I will add clipping mask tutorials to my blog soon but for now, if you are having troubles, you will need to find a tutorial on the web. Don’t worry, there are lots of them. I’ve checked.

You will need to purchase a digital paper set. You can find all my digital paper sets HERE

If you want to add clip art images to the tags to personalise them even more, you can find my wedding clip art sets HERE. As you can see in the examples above, I have used my Wedding Elements Clip Art set to add some detail to the front tags.

Once you have a digital paper set and the tag clipping masks downloaded, use the larger of the two tags to create a clipping mask out of the paper. Repeat the process until you have all the background tags that you need.

Print all the backgrounds that you have created onto a nice thick card stock or to add even more of that handmade ‘feel’, use a natural, unbleached, recycled paper with all those wonderful little imperfections.

Print the smaller tag clipping mask on a thick paper stock too. Carefully cut the tag shape out and use this as your ‘template’ to trace and cut more smaller tags.

Once you have all the large and small tags you need, join 1 large to 1 small, align them together and punch a hole at the top so you can feed some twine or string through it for hanging.

I recommend that you handwrite the names of your quests on the tags as this adds a more personal touch.

The ¬†‘I don’t have any graphic software’ way

It’s all good! We don’t need graphic software to make these cool tags. All you need is a printer (or know someone that does)

Right click on the image below and hit save image. Save them onto your desktop so you can find them easily.

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Print these tags out on paper – the thicker the better as you will be using these as tracing templates. Make sure you scale the image to 100% so they print out at their correct sizes.

You will also want to download and print some digital paper sets. You can find all my digital paper sets HERE

Print the papers out that you want to use. Again, the thicker the paper stock, the better. On the printed patterned digital paper, use the larger tags to trace around. Fit as many on as you can and trim each one out. Once you have your background tags sorted, use the smaller tags to trace and trim out on plain paper. Use a nice natural unbleached paper for the smaller tags for a more ‘handmade’ feel.

Once you have all the large and small tags you need, join 1 large to 1 small, align them together and punch a hole at the top so you can feed some twine or string through for hanging.

I recommend that you hand write the names of your quests on the handmade wedding table tags as this adds a more personal touch.

Enjoy making your own handmade wedding table tags and don’t forget to be creative and add your own little touches to express your personality. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.

 

 

 

 

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