Event DIY: Faux Stained Glass Place Cards

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Earlier in the week, I did a post about melting pony beads to make coasters which I saw on

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. Though I love the coasters, I thought this technique would be even better served as little light catcher, stained glass look, event escort cards! I mixed transparent beads with opaque beads for this project which created a really lovely stained glass look. The square ones I made in a little brownie/ pastry tin I had and the round ones were done in a standard cup cake pan. I wrote on them with a gold calligraphy pen to fancy them up a bit. These would be lovely for an outdoor wedding, especially if you had a fence or a tree to hang them all on where the light could shine through. I did MANY MANY trials and color mixtures with the help of my friend Dana as we sat by the pool one weekend. These two colorways were my favorite though, the colors on the top ones feel so summery and fun, while the blues in the circle ones feel they'd fit right in at a beach wedding.

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