How to make your own Medieval seating chart #Invitation DIY#medieval#seating chart#tutorial July 19 | Guest post by Sunspirit Tribesmaid Sunspirit made her own Medieval seating chart. It's absolutely gorgeous, and full of details like knights, shields, mythical animals, and ye olde maps. Here's how you can make your own. What you'll need: 1 A3 piece of cardboard in a rustic color like beige 1 pencil – trace everything up with the pencil before you use the ink pen 1 ruler 1 black ink pen Old maps for inspiration Crayons A series of animals that will be the "table numbers" Step 1: Inspiration Find inspiration maps on google or in your local historic archives. I did both. For example I found these to inspire me to draw the frame, how the land and water should be colored and how landmarks like forests and mountains should look. Step 2: The frame Mark ½cm from the edge of the cardboard all around it and then draw a line between them to form the first edge of the frame. In the top two corners you draw two shields one with a girl above it and one with a knight. The shields can be colored to represent you and your fiance/e. 3 ways to hack your IKEA cake server I picked up this set of plain, white, plastic cake servers at IKEA for $5.99. I cut my cake with these bad jacksons and all... [more] Then you mark a new line with dots 1½cm from the edge of the cardboard and connect the dots so you get a "trim" for a frame. Remember to leave room for a box in the top where you can write your names or table chart or whatever. Within that trim you make a pattern of you choosing. Step 3: The tables Depending on how many tables you have you now draw a number of boxes equal to the number of tables at the reception and big enough to fit the number of names seated at the table. The boxes can be shaped so they look like rolls of pergament. The animals chosen to represent the tables should be drawn above the boxes. We have six tables. Step 4: Land and sea I chose not to outline a specific shore but just let the pencil dance over the paper. But you can choose to sketch the country you live in. The more detailed the fjords, bays and rivers the greater it looks. On the land side you mark the outline with a brown crayon and the shore side with blue. Step 5: Details Now you can draw all the details you want, lakes, forest, mountains maybe a castle or fortress. And in the sea you can draw a mermaid, a ship, and a sea monster. Step 6: Write names and add final color. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Sunspirit I am a rather young bride-to-be, who lives in Denmark with my fiance and my sweet dog, a shiba inu named Gizmo. I am studying North European Arkæologi at the university and I love all things historical, nature and creative. Therefore our wedding is going to be a medieval wedding, as authentic as possible. I do have a little blog myself where I write about medieval weddings, but it it's just a hobby. http://medieval-bride.blogspot.com/ PREVIOUS Make cotton candy at your wedding NEXT Juliet caps, flowers, and lace: fabulous vintage veils and headpieces Toggle comments [ 8 ] Cool! I would love to see more from this wedding! 3 agree Reply This is so awesome!!! Kinda reminds me of the maps you find in fantasy novels, like those of Terry Brooks! 1 agrees Reply Oh man I wish I were a good enough artist to pull this off. We aren't having a mideval wedding but we are naming the tables after animals for our forest theme. Styled a little differently this would be perfect! (We're having it on a lake so I would have the lake be the center and the land around it….) Oh the ideas! 1 agrees Reply Love this seating chart! Beforehand you can use http://www.socialtables.com to make the seating arrangements Reply Huh, that looks like a really helpful website! Probably would have been a lot easier and taken a lot less time than sketching things out on scrap paper during a car ride… Reply Oh heavens! I remember when Sunspirit first shared this with the Tribe way back in the NING days. It blows me away just as much now as it did then! She is s incredibly talented and the piece is utterly stunning. I can only hope she'll submit a full profile after their wedding day! Reply Oh. Em. Gee. Now you just have to label the head table "Hic Sunt Dracones". 1 agrees Reply Thanks for the sweet comments I can't wait for our big day to arrive, and see the theme coming together. – Sunspirit 3 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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