Surprise your guests with a quirky vintage-inspired escort-card table.

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Mark a line across the top of the spool.  Using a hacksaw and cutting matt, saw carefully along the pencil line 5mm deep.  Wrap a length of ribbon around the wooden spool and secure with glue or pearl-head pins. Position cards to finish.

Escort cards, 75p each, projectpretty.co.uk. Satin ribbon, from £1.45 per metre, vvrouleaux.com. Wooden spools, find similar from £1, ebay.co.uk. Pearl-head pins, from £2.25, johnlewis.com. Table cloth (used as background), £8.25 to hire, joneshire.com.

As seen in the March/April 2013 issue of Brides