Rustic Wedding Seating Chart

Rustic Wedding Seating Chart

Since I’ve been married for quite a few years now, I rarely think about doing a “DIY Wedding” kind of project. But for my latest installment on the Charlotte Region ReStore’s blog, I decided to make an exception! After finding yet another plain cork board at one of the ReStores, I was inspired to make a rustic wedding seating chart for the bride on a budget.

cork board at thrift store

I just can’t seem to help myself when I find these “blah” cork boards while thrifting. They’re SO useful but the plainness is overwhelming. So, it’s no surprise that I truly enjoy sprucing them up; remember this one that I made for my office?

Decorative cork board for home office decor

I even spruced up a cork board for my book! They really do lend themselves to makeovers quite well…

christmas card display on a cork board

So, don’t mind me while I give another makeover to yet another cork board! But, I imagine that many brides these days are even MORE budget conscious than usual. I’d say that now’s as good a time as ever for inexpensive wedding projects, that’s for sure…

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Cork Board Project for a DIY Wedding

Anyway, onto this cork board project. Now, upon further inspection, the actual cork was a bit uneven in color. As if it had held the same pieces of paper for years while hung in direct sunlight.

office cork board

Or something like that. I honestly don’t really know how else to explain the patchy discoloration on the cork. So, I initially planned to paint the entire cork surface, like I did with this DIY cork board project

Framed cork board from a picture frame

But, in the end, I opted not to- simply because I planned on covering it up with place cards! But it’s always nice to know how easy it is to paint cork in cases like this.

cork board ideas

Either way you go, this rustic wedding seating chart or place card holder is a seriously easy DIY project! And it’s VERY budget conscious, too; which I think every bride (and/or groom) can appreciate.

seating chart for a rustic wedding

If you are interested in the full tutorial for DIY Wedding project, please pop over to the Charlotte Region ReStore’s blog post! All of the details and step-by-step photos can be found on their website- I sincerely appreciate your understanding.

Upcycling ideas with Habitat Restore Charlotte Region

Rustic Wedding Seating Chart

See how sweet and simple this project is? A great way to upcycle a plain cork board into a seating chart and table display outside of a wedding reception. And it literally costs just a few dollars to make!

wedding seating chart

I especially loved how it looked when flanked with milk glass vases (also from thrift stores) full of flowers! Like I said, an inexpensive DIY wedding project that is both functional AND decorative. Can’t really beat that!

And yes, if you study the place cards, I used a lot of my favorite couples and characters from various TV shows that we watch! Do you recognize any of them from your favorite shows, as well?

rustic wedding seating chart

I hope you enjoyed this simple upcycling project idea that I did in conjunction with the Charlotte Region ReStores. As always, I appreciate you understanding that the full step-by-step tutorial is on their website, and not mine.

Are you planning or helping someone plan a wedding that will be a DIY approach? I’d love to hear about the kinds of projects you plan to make in order to stay on (or under) budget!

seating chart for a farmhouse wedding

And for another DIY wedding project idea, check out these flower frog vases I made from another thrift store find. Talk about easy flower arrangements for wedding tables!

flower frog vase from a cheese shaker

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. Great idea, When my daughter remarried almost 3 years ago, I ordered 12″ wide burlap on Amazon and hand fringed 160 placemats! I found funky strings of light bulbs 75% off after Christmas. I fully understand the budget part. Cheapo me–I saved the raveled pieces and created tassels for the leftover burlap that I later turned into table runners! The wedding’s decor theme was burlap, birch bark, and sunflowers. Yep, the wedding party all wore cowboy boots as the ceremony was in the back yard under a pergola built of birch logs! And it started to rain just as the minister was finishing! Thank God for the party tent! Those 2 still GLOW!

  2. Such a charming idea

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