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Personalized Galentines Place Settings

February 6, 2017

I love to entertain, and even more than that I love having a little DIY project that I can use to get me into the groove. This one is pretty simple, so it lets me balance all the to-do items easily when I’m expecting guests. I generally take a camera with me wherever I go as I never know what I’m going to see. One camera I love to take on the road or when I’m seeing friends is a FujiFilm Instax Mini 90 camera. Fun quick snaps that I like to leave out, typically in a bowl on a coffee or side table, make for fun browsing and often lead to story telling and trips down memory lane.

Wanting to use what I had on hand, I simply took a photo of each guest that I already had, reused some clips that were left over from my wedding, added some doilies and voila! It not only shows each guest their seat, but it can be a fun keepsake for them to take. Of course, I keep my camera on hand for guests to take additional photos during the festivities.  Worried that you don’t have photos of your guests? Take a quick snap as they arrive, and it will take you all of a quick moment to attach them to pre-folded doilies.

Create a Personalized Table Setting

Looking for more photos from this shoot?  Be sure to check out our feature on Galentine’s Day Styling.

Materials

Doilies { I used light pink and white }

Small clothespins

Gold Spray Paint

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 camera

Fujifilm

Instructions

Ahead of time, spray clothespins gold on one side. Once dry, flip over and repeat. While drying, layer two doilies; I used one pink and one white per setting with the pink inside of the white, for a softer look.  Attach polaroid with a now gold clothespin and place one per setting. When I am expecting guests that don’t know each other well, I always sit them near each other – who doesn’t love to make new friends?!

Photography by my amazing friend, Elena Graham {follow her on Instagram here}

I hope you enjoyed this manicured DIY post.

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