Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lego Place Cards

Lego Place Cards
Last November, I was unfortunately unable to attend the wedding of our close friends, Anjie and Preston.  It was, therefore, super exciting to hear about their wedding and all the cool things they did to make their wedding unique and special!  One thing Anjie and Preston told me about that I couldn't get out of my head was their use of Lego men for place cards, and I just had to make some for myself!  (Yes, Al's name is on there because he really wants to keep one of them =)

A quick trip to the Lego store revealed to me how fancy Legos are these days!  There are so many things you can add to Lego men--hats, facial hair, mohawks--I had to tear myself away from the store before I got caught up making too many variations.  If I were planning a small wedding and I knew each of my guests well, I would have a blast trying to make each Lego place card look like each guest.

I think the pictures are pretty self explanatory for how to make the flags.  Bamboo skewers that are used for kebabs and grilling are actually a perfect size for the Lego hands to hold.  I used a white gel pen because I like the way the white words pop on the colored cardstock, but of course there are countless variations on how to make the flags.

So cute!  Anjie and Preston also color coordinated their Lego blocks to indicate each guest's meal order at their wedding--yay for multi-tasking!

Have fun!