Skeleton Key Escort Tag – Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Alicia Parsons (Akimbo)

Skeleton key escort tags 1

This easy project will make a big impact at your reception entrance. Pin these cute escort cards onto a fabric-covered board for a refined look or nail them onto an old door for a more rustic look, and choose a twine or ribbon that suits your wedding style.

Skeleton key escort tags materials

You will need:

  • Scalloped-edge paper tags (available from office supply stores and newsagents)
  • Small skeleton keys (I bought mine here)
  • Bakers twine (I bought mine here)
  • Felt-tip pen (don’t use a ball-point, the indentation and uneven ink will leave it looking cheap)

Skeleton key escort tags tutorial 1

1. Cut plain string off tags.

2. Handwrite guests’ names and table numbers on tags.

Skeleton key escort tags tutorial 2

3. Tie skeleton key onto tag with twine.

Skeleton key escort tags 3

Bonus Tip: if you leave off the table numbers to start with, you can even use the tags themselves to plan your seating arrangements. Simply add the table numbers when your seating has been finalised after your RSVPs have all come in.

Photography by Alicia Parsons

Ms Gingham says: Another super duper easy but really pretty project from Alicia. I’m glad “skeleton keys” don’t actually have skeletons on them though! 😀

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

Read more fantastic DIY projects from Alicia here.

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    October 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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  • Ms Floral says:
    October 16, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Ohh Alicia, you are SO clever xx

  • Alicia Parsons | Akimbo says:
    October 17, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Aw, thanks Ms Floral!

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  • Addie says:
    October 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Completely brilliant!

  • Ruth says:
    November 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Alicia!
    Just found your tutorial here and thank you so much for adding the link to my shop. I was wondering if I could use your gorgeous photo of the tags you made for my shop…
    Thanks so much again,

  • Alicia Parsons | Akimbo says:
    November 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Ruth

    Thanks for the sweet charms.

    Check with Ms Polka, but you’re welcome to use my photos provided you link back to this post.


  • Friday Roundup | Polka Dot Bride says:
    December 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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