Since you guys were so sweet about the Love is Brewing coffee themed invitations I shared a few weeks ago, I thought I'd show the coordinating seating chart. This project isn't technically home decor, the same process can be used to recreate a cheapo version of this rustic pinboard from Pottery Barn among other things.
Materials needed: wrapped canvas (or piece of plywood or homosote or anything else you have laying around), a roll of cork, some rustic material (I used dropcloth material b/c its what I had handy), spray adhesive or glue, a staple gun and tshirt transfer paper. And yes, I am the queen of misusing tshirt transfers. See exhibit A, B and C.
After you have printed out the designs of your choosing on the transfer paper, iron them on the fabric and cut to size about 6 inches wider and taller than your canvas.
Roll out your cork, cut to size, glue to canvas.
Stretch and staple your fabric to the wooden canvas frame, pulling very tightly as you go.
Voila! You have your pinboard. Couldn't be easier right? And you'll have a design of your very own.
Now since this was a seating chart, I had to do a few more steps like laying out my table numbers and getting all the guests names in order. The added bonus of this project for me was that the bride to be would have a little souvenir of her shower after party was long over.
As the pièce de résistance, I glued a coffee bean on each little tack. Who knows if the guests will even notice it but I love how it smells of coffee and just adds a little something.
And finally I added a quick coffee filter wreath (all over blogland but I might have seen it first at The Nester) to go with the vignette at the party.
Phew. Shower projects have now concluded. Please carry on with your day :)
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