Coat of Arms
According to British tradition, any person marrying into the royal family must have a Coat of Arms. When you gather to celebrate the royal wedding, be sure every guest has her own Coat of Arms. Guests can design their crest using cardstock and scrapbook paper. Cut shields from cardstock and then decorate them using symbols that depict the guests' favorite things -- pets, clubs, hobbies, sports, etc. Hang the Crests on the wall to give your royal wedding bash plenty of personality.
- Printable Template
- 12" x 12" Decorative scrapbook paper
- Cardstock in a variety of colors
- Ribbon trim, such as Ric Rac
- Tape runner or glue stick
1. Choose a piece of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper in a color and design that you love.
2. Print the shield and banner template and cut it out. Trace the templates onto colored cardstock.
3. Cut out the shield and banner and glue them to the center of the cardstock.
4. Use the ribbon trim to divide the shield into 4 quadrants. Cut the ribbon trim to size and glue it to the shield.
5. Think of four symbols that help to describe your interests and hobbies. For example, if you play guitar you might want make a guitar. Draw these symbols onto scrap pieces of cardstock. Cut out the pictures and glue them to the shield. You can also trace shapes or cut images from magazines.
6. Finish the coat of arms by writing your name in the banner.