Spring has finally arrived and it has got me in a spring mood. So much so that I spent all afternoon putting together rose escort cards. Sure maybe I could have had a picnic instead, but then again they only require three things (cardboard, scissors and a glue gun), are super easy to make, and pretty adorable. In fact I think they’d make a starling addition to any spring wedding (and a spring afternoon well spent).
- Paper for roses (I used red and pink)
- Paper for leaves (I used green and taupe)
- Hot glue gun
Step 1: Draw roses
Draw squiggly circles on the paper that you’ve chosen for the roses. If you want all of your roses to be the same size and shape, you can make a pattern and trace it. Otherwise just draw them freehand. Try to make them as circle-like as possible (they’ll be much easier to roll later if you do).
Step 2: Cut out roses
Cut out the shapes you drew in step 1.
Step 3: Cut roses into spiral
Starting from the outside and working your way into the center, cut the roses into a spiral. Cut out a little hole in the middle.
Step 4: Roll roses
Starting from the outside and working your way in, roll each rose spiral as tightly as you can.
Step 5: Draw leaf
Draw a leaf. If you want for all of your escort cards to be the same, make a pattern and trace it, otherwise just draw each leaf separately. Make sure to include a stem on the end (you’ll need this to peg your flower escort cards when they’re finished).
Step 6: Cut leaf out
Cut out the leaf. If you’re not great with a pair of scissors, you can order pre-cut leaves from somewhere like Etsy or even use rectangular or other-shaped tags.
Step 7: Hot glue gun!
Whip out your hot glue gun and go to town on either the leaf or the base of the rose (whatever works for you).
Step 8: Glue rose
Allow the rose to unfurl until you’re happy with its size. Then press the rose into place and repeat until all of your escort cards are done.
Step 9: Finish
Write the names onto the leaves, pin them up and you’re done! If you — like me — don’t have the greatest handwriting, you could also print the names or use a stencil.
Mix it up
Don’t be afraid to suit the roses to your wedding color scheme – they can be green, yellow, blue, brown or any color you like (and attached to any leaf you like).