DIY Paint Chip Wedding Escort Cards

So this one’s about as DIY and budget friendly as it gets. Just go to your local hardware or paint store, pick out a bunch of paint chips within the range of your color palette (free), cut them up, and write everyone’s names on them. Done. :)


Comments (22)

forget.me.knot.weddings | Reply

This is genius! Might have to use this simple, creative idea!!

katie | Reply

ohh so cute and simple!

Sarah | Reply

just curious… what kind of pen did you use?

linda d | Reply

very cool, i like it!

Maggie | Reply

now if only my handwriting looked that nice!

sometimes the employees give you dirty looks if you are taking large amounts of paint chips, heh heh. just a warning. ;)

J (Sparkly Love) | Reply

Wow that’s so smart! I love this idea!

Scout's Honor Co. | Reply

Simplicity rules. Amazing! Plus you get a range of colors you might not have instinctively used…

Linda M | Reply

What about the customers who need to buy and pay for paint? It sounds underhanded.

Karen (KarenClarkWed) | Reply

Absolutely adorable! Great idea.

Stephanie Elizabeth | Reply

What a fantastic idea!!!

Ashley | Reply

Such a cute idea! Any suggestions on how to display them?

Juliana | Reply

Perfect for the artsy bride! Love it!


jenn {bow tie & bustle} | Reply

brilliant. brilliant. brilliant.

Taylor | Reply

These are absolutely beautiful- and oh-so-cheap. I need to figure out a way to use them since I’m not doing escort cards!

Bella | Reply

I love this idea, and immediately went to the hardware store to pick up a collection of colors for my own wedding. The one challenge I discovered is that the BACK of paint chips are really unattractive. It’s like an ad for a paint company and has bar codes and discount codes. Any suggestions for how to get around that, while still keeping this a simple project?

Katie B. | Reply

it took me a second before i realized i knew at least three of the people listed on the paint chip name cards. small world :)

Chelle | Reply

@Bella – one quick fix would be to lay them all face down and spray paint the back of them with a pretty color before you cut them up. Or you could modge-podge on some pretty scrap book paper.

joy thigpen | Reply

Bella, you could either pin them to a wall or board so that no one ever sees the back side OR cover the back side with pretty paper/wallpaper if you want your guests to be able to pick them up and take them with you. (if you use the paper on the back, use double-sided tape so it doesn’t get wet and wrinkly like glue would)

aprilgolightly | Reply

Love this idea!

How do you cut them into perfect squares?

Do you think it is necessary to cut them?


Jessica | Reply

LOVE this idea, and I kinda like the idea of them not all being perfectly square- adds a little whimsy as long as it doesnt look sloppy. Thinking of staining some wood to hang these on. then putting it up on an easel.

Leiriondress_wedding | Reply

Very interesting idea,I love it!