Hosting an event with equestrian style? These seating cards are absolutely perfect, and are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make. I used them for the English Equestrian Birthday Tea Party, but they're so elegant, they could be used for a much more formal event (like a wedding) as well.
Materials for Equestrian Horse Seating Card:
- plastic toy horses
- silver spray paint
- coping saw
I started by ordering these inexpensive toy horses from amazon.
Then I spray painted them with silver spray paint. I needed several light coats of the paint to get good coverage.
After the paint had dried, I used a coping saw to cut a slit in the back of the horse. I used a coping saw because I had it on hand, but I'll bet any number of other tools could do the job--even a serrated kitchen knife (be careful!). The plastic isn't very hard.
Make a simple rectangular cardstock rectangle for your name card. I used some fabric cardstock for embellishment; it's an easy way to make the name card something really special without much effort at all.
Of course, plastic horses are just one example--imagine the possibilities out there! Cars, zoo animals, dinosaurs... You can bet you'll be seeing me use this technique again.