We used these sailboats as escort cards. You can find them on several wedding/party supply websites. Unfortunately, they only came in navy blue and red, so I set out to give them a new look to go with the colors and style of our wedding. This was a very time consuming process, it took me hours to do 60 of these but they turned out to be pretty neat looking :o) These are the steps I went through to make this rustic look…
The escort card table was covered with a teal blue tablecloth to resemble water. A lighthouse stood at one end of the table on an island (cardboard box draped/wrapped with a sandy colored faux suede fabric). The Lighthouse was purchased from Hobby Lobby with just a couple paint color changes I did myself. Note - at one point my husband came up with the idea to float the boats in a punch bowl. This would have been a neat idea - but unfortunately, they do not float (we tried it).
My family was worried (knowing how long I spent on these) that I would freak out at the end of the evening when I would see the boats randomly thrown around and some trampled on the ground. So. . . I mentally prepared myself for the horrible massacre. Needless to say, as we were leaving you couldn't find any boats - everyone took them home :o) Also, every year my husband and I hang one as an ornament on our Christmas tree.
For all of my beach wedding posts see my Beach Wedding page where you will find posts like these:
|BEACH WEDDING - INVITATION|
|BEACH WEDDING - GUEST BOOK|
|BEACH WEDDING - GUEST TOTE BAGS|
|BEACH WEDDING - PHOTOGRAPHY|
|BEACH WEDDING - FLOWERS|
|BEACH WEDDING - SAVE THE DATE NOTICE|
|BEACH WEDDING - DRESS|