Here's a quick and inexpensive way to add style to your reception space: Use gift-wrap runners. Trim paper to any width; it should hang 18 inches over table ends. Cover tops of favor boxes with the same paper. Wrap ribbon around box, and secure ends beneath place cards. Attach cards and ribbon to box lid with double-sided tape.

Used with a ruler, this handy implement (available at art-supply and craft stores) lets you quickly cut long, straight lines through paper or fabric. It's ideal for projects that call for lots of even cutting, such as the table runners and box tops above. Place paper on a self-healing mat to protect your work surface.

Comments (6)

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August 1, 2012
How smart, love this idea
September 23, 2010
Does anyone know where you can buy the long rolls of decortive paper for long tables, I've looked everywhere!
April 29, 2009
It's a rotary cutter. Comes in several sizes. Available at Michaels
April 23, 2009
What's the paper cutter called?
November 3, 2008
This looks great and I had not thought of it. I made the felt leaves for my Thanksgiving table. I will try this for a birthday get-together. I don't know it looks complete. Maybe...some curly ribbon in coordinating colors strewn under and about the the vases?