I’m so excited to share this DIY wedding card collage with you. We received so many thoughtful, beautiful cards from friends and family for our wedding, but when all was said and done, I just wasn’t sure what to do with them. I knew that I wanted to hang on to them in some way, but throwing them all into a shoebox just didn’t seem right. I wanted to find a way for them to fit into our simple, moving toward minimalistic decor without screaming ‘hey, we’re wedding cards!’. Enter numerous pinterest searches, a trip to the craft store, an afternoon of wine and season 4 of the Mindy Project and – voila! – our cards are prominently displayed in our living room. This project requires very few materials and you don’t have to be crafty at all to get great results. I used wedding cards but this project would also be perfect for a baby shower, retirement, special birthday, or any other event you want to remember.
- A squeeze punch (I used a Fiskars large hexagon)
- Float frame (I used two window frames we had on hand from Target)
- Double sided tape
The project itself is very simple. Punch the cards using your desired squeeze punch, arrange between the glass of your float frame, secure design in place using double sided tape, and hang on the wall to enjoy!
The fun part of this is using your creativity. I chose the hexagon punch because reminded me of a honeycomb and bees have always been a special symbol in my family, especially related to my maiden name. They also worked well with the design of our frames. These punches are available in all kinds of shapes – flowers, stars, hearts, clouds, arrows, feathers, mason jars – and those are just some of the options I’ve seen. You can also get creative with your layout. A heart, initial, or special number would all be great ways to showcase what the cards commemorate. It’s amazing how the different textures, patterns, and colours of the cards come together and I love the way the punch allowed me to highlight special features, like the hand drawn cake from our friends’ daughter. Thanks to everyone for the beautiful cards! We’ll be enjoying them in our home for years to come.
Are you planning on giving this project a try? I’d love to see your results!