Wedding Favors: Wedding Place Cards

Materials:

  • 10 Rocher Chocolates
  • 12-14'Armature wire, or other 16 gauge wire such as floral, copper or craft*
  • Wire cutters
  • 1 pencil, wooden spoon, or dowel
  • Double stick tape
  • 10 standard sized Place cards or paper measuring 2 1/2" x 1" **

Instructions:

TIGHT TWIST

  1. Cut a piece of armature wire about 14 inches long with wire cutters.
  2. Holding the pencil in one hand, gently secure one end of the wire between your thumb and the pencil. Use your other hand to wrap the wire around the pencil three times. Push the wire together on the pencil if there are any gaps, as this will make a more secure place for your card to fit. At the same time, gently press the end in to avoid any sharp edges.
  3. Pull on the wire while it still connected to the pencil to straighten it. Remove the pencil and place it against the wire about 1 "away from the loops you just made. Wrap the wire around it one more time. Pull the wire straight at the end of the loop so continues to move in the opposite direction of the loops you just made.
  4. Make a base with the opposite end by twisting the wire around your thumb a few times and bending it perpendicular to the stem. Adjust the wire so that it is balanced.
  5. Attach a small piece of double stick tape to the base of the Fererro Rocher wrapper. Place it on the wire base. Slide your place cards into the twist up top and impress your friends!!

LOLLIPOP SWIRL

  1. Cut a piece of armature wire 16 "long with wire cutters.
  2. Pinching one end between your thumb and forefinger, coil the wire in a circular motion 4 times to create a disk resembling and old fashioned lollipop. Pull the wire straight down from the "lollipop" about 2 1/2 ".
  3. Make a base with the opposite end by twisting the wire around your thumb a few times and bending it perpendicular to the stem. Adjust the wire so that it is balanced.
  4. Attach the Ferrero Rocher as explained above in the "tight twist".

FLOWER

  1. Cut a piece of wire 14" long with wire cutters.
  2. Holding the pencil in one hand, secure one end of the wire between your thumb and the pencil. Use your other hand to wrap the wire around the pencil one time. Remove the pencil and place it directly under the loop you just made. Make another loop in the same fashion that you made the first one. Do this a third time only make two loops and press them close together. Make two more separate loops for a total of 5 loops, the one in the middle being double. This double loop, when finished will actually be your top loop where you will put the place cards.
  3. Holding the wire with the loops on the right, pull the top loop down to the left around in a circle to meet the last one. Adjust the wire to create the form of a flower.
  4. Make a base with the opposite end by twisting the wire around your thumb and bending it perpendicular to the stem of the flower. Attach The Rocher as explained above in the "tight twist".

CORKSCREW

  1. Cut a piece of armature wire 14" long.
  2. Hold the wire between your thumb and the pencil and wrap the wire around the pencil twice. Push the twists close together.
  3. Wrap the wire around the pencil four more times, but this time leaving 1/4" of space between each twist. Pull the wire off the pencil.
  4. Bend the top double loop so that it is perpendicular to the rest of the loops.
  5. Wrap the opposite end of the wire around your thumb e few times and bend it so that it is also perpendicular to the corkscrew. This is your base. Tape the Ferrero Rocher to the base as explained in the "tight twist".

* 3 out of the four designs use 14" of wire, while the lollipop design requires and extra 2 inches. The amount of wire you will need depends on what percentage of your place cards will have that design. The more lollipops that you do, the closer to 16" of wire you will need.

** Feel free to use any size place card you wish, just be careful not to make them too big so they will overpower your wire holder. For the photograph, we cut standard sized place cards in half and used them that way.

Yield: 10 Wedding place cards

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