Have your guests “pick their own” escort cards by inserting painted popsicle sticks in a bed of sheet moss. As they pull up on their name they will dig up a paper carrot under the ground to find their table assignment. This project is very simple to make and to accommodate all your guests you can either use a larger box or multiple smaller ones. You can also use all different kinds of vegetables that grow under the ground or use a different one to denote each table. I think this is a great project for an upcoming autumn wedding and hope you enjoy it! To see the rest of the project, click “more” below…




craft paper, scissors, large popsicle sticks, glue stick, wooden box (or any container of your choice), sheet moss, gouache paint and paint brush.



I simply cut out the shapes of the carrots and glued them to the popsicle sticks. I then used gouache to paint the guest names one the side of the sticks as well as paint the table number on each carrot (I chose gouache because it works well on both wood and paper).



I filled my box about 2 inches high with moss, enough to hold the sticks securely in position. To insert the sticks into the moss I used the end of my scissors to cut little incisions which allowed the carrots to slide in easily. I decided to add a little painted rabbit to finish off my box but you could also use some sort of figurine, a painted sign, acorns, paper leaves, and so on.

Project created by Anna Bond of Rifle Design


Comments (32)

Ashleigh | Reply

Oh my gosh, GENIUS. You are just too amazing.

Lisa | Reply

so so cute!! i love this idea even for a garden party.

shannon | Reply

so cute!

can anyone suggest a source for plain wooden boxes like the one above?

honeymyheart | Reply

such a cute idea :) loooove it!

laura@makemerry | Reply

Ohh I adore this… so many options to make it your own.

Tanya | Reply

cutest. thing. ever.

Shannon, how about those small wooden crates used for tangerines found in grocery stores?

Anna Bond | Reply

To Shannon – I was thinking that the crates tangerines or clementines come in would work well too (same as Tanya). The writing stamped on the side of those would add some cute character too.

I found the box that I used at a local thrift store for less than a dollar.

joy thigpen | Reply

too cute, anna!

lovesfool | Reply

This is an adorable idea.

folding chair covers | Reply

The box is cute. I belive they have them at hobby lobby.

jo | Reply

so c u t e <3

joanna goddard | Reply

too cute! i’m in love with this!!!!!!

Mary | Reply

These are too fantastic for words!! What a great, clever idea, and totally unique!! So much more fun than picking up a folded piece of paper from a table! Thanks so much for the great idea!!

Cori Jessy (August and Everything After) | Reply

Too rad. It’d be fun to come up with some random things to “dig up” that would go with the table themes. You could do different veggies, buried treasure, random animals, maybe some complete surprises!

Makes me a little more inclined to do arranged seating.

edyta szyszlo photo | Reply

AHHHHHH!! i love this idea!!

Claire | Reply

This idea is awesome — so simple to make but very cute & memorable =)

Annette Garica Kerslake | Reply

Perfect for a Spring wedding!

Angie | Reply

This is one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen. It would be so easy to incorporate your theme by using other items besides bunnies and carrots.

Becka @Studio222 Photography | Reply

FABULOUS. I want to throw a party with a seating assignment just to be able to make this.

the daily smudge | Reply

Love this… so cute! love the idea of a suprise carrot at the end of the stick!!

Stela | Reply

This is the right use of waste….an excellent idea that i ever been seen….very nice creativity….

John | Reply

Awesome…really like this..surely i m going to use this at my wedding party

Mae@ silk bouquets | Reply

Definitely a great project, I like it a lot, it’s so cute.

Gia fr. Florist Syndey | Reply

Wow, this is a pretty great idea, so unique and fun.

Larissa Cruz | Reply


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