How to Decorate Sand Dollars for a Wedding

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Things You'll Need

  • Glue
  • Glitter and spray glitter
  • Calligraphy pen
  • Small invitation cards
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Satin ribbon

If your wedding has a beach or tropical theme, using sand dollars as place cards or wedding favors is fitting. There are a few ways to decorate these items so they will match your wedding colors, or turn into the ideal personalized favors you want to give your guests to remind them of one of the most important days of your life. Adding craft items that will lend additional texture to the sand dollar will make the place cards especially visually appealing as well.

Sparkly Sand Dollars for Place Cards

Select real or synthetic gulf sand dollars, as these are large enough to use as escort or place cards.

Hold the sand dollar in the palm of your hand that you do not write with. Write in the name of the guest and the table number in the center of the sand dollar with a calligraphy pen. Hold your hand and the sand dollar steady to make the writing especially fancy and easy to read.

Apply glue to the border of the sand dollar.

Sprinkle glitter in one of your wedding decor shades around the sand dollar where you applied the glue.

Allow the glitter to dry before displaying the sand dollars on the wedding table.

Satin Ribbon Sand Dollars

Type the message you want for your wedding favors on the invitation cards, such as your name and your spouse's name, the date of your wedding, and a short phrase like "Life is paradise with you." Or, simply include a large image of your last name initial, along with the date and a romantic message.

Place the invitation cards into the printer.

Cut the invitation cards along the perforated lines.

Apply glue to larger Florida Keyhole sand dollars; this variety has more holes for you to lace the ribbon through. Place the invitation card on top of the glue. Hold the card firmly in place to secure it.

Lace satin ribbon in the shade of one of your wedding colors through the top and side holes, and tie the ribbon in a knot or bow after lacing both ends through the bottom hole.

Mist the sand dollar lightly with spray glitter for extra sparkle and color.