DIY Picture Frame Escort Card Display

Ok, so this post originally appeared on the blog the month prior to my wedding, but now that wedding photos are back, I’ve decided to re-vamp this post to show the complete project, as my initial post just showed the frame — not the full escort card display. Enjoy!

One thing I knew all along in my wedding planning was that I did not want the traditional escort card display with a bunch of folded cards on a table. I knew I wanted something a little unique that I could turn into a fun DIY project for myself, and this was the result…

This was actually a pretty easy project. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Large picture frame (or a few depending on how many escort cards you need to fit)
  • Spray paint (unless the frame is already in your desired color)
  • Foam core
  • Batting (I just used the cheapest, polyester one they had)
  • Fabric
  • Stapler
  • Push pins
  • Escort cards (I used gift tags that I embellished with lace)

First, I spray painted all 3 of my frames gold, along with my push pins, as they didn’t sell gold ones at the store that I went to. After everything was dry, I started to assemble my display like this…

  1. Cut the foam core so that it fits into the frame. If the frame came with a cardboard back, you can use this as a measuring tool.
  2. Cut a piece of batting so that it fits around the foam core. I made mine about an inch or 2 longer on each side.
  3. Staple the batting to the foam core, making sure it fits very tightly around it.
  4. Cut your fabric the same way you did the batting — about an inch or 2 longer on each side.
  5. Staple your fabric to the foam core, pulling each side tightly to ensure a snug fit.
  6. Take your finished piece of foam core and place it into the frame. It should fit snugly. Use the tabs that normally hold the picture in place to hold your foam core.
  7. Pin your escort cards to the display.

And there you have it! How are you doing your escort card display?

[First & last photos credited to Jennie Andrews Photography]

About Nicole Denton

With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and former editor-in-chief. A New Jersey native, Nicole has called Chandler, Arizona home since 2013, where she currently lives with her husband Michael; two pit bulls, Shelby and Link; and cat, Kity Perry. A University of Tennessee graduate, Nicole has a bachelors in communications and a career at a rapidly-growing digital marketing firm.

8 Comments on DIY Picture Frame Escort Card Display

  1. Carla May
    October 11, 2010 at 2:09 pm (4 years ago)

    super cute idea! I’m just double-checking… you got my RSVP for Jared and I right? Because we are sooooo going to be there!

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    • Nicole
      October 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm (4 years ago)

      Yup, got it :) Can’t waitttt!!! BTW — I didn’t forget about our long-awaited dinner date, I’m just trying to find time lol…one day it will happen!

      Reply
  2. kate
    March 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the gift tags..how did you do them?? So beautiful

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    • Nicole
      March 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks! I actually printed them out of my printer (not an easy task because they were so small, but I eventually got them to line up right), and then glued lace around with hot glue on the back of the cards :)

      Reply

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