This is an instruction on how original and simple it is possible to make plates for guests on the table for any event: anniversary, wedding, corporate party, graduation, etc. Their main advantages are a pleasant appearance, an unusual idea, and most importantly - minimal financial costs !
I think that among your friends there will be someone who has accumulated wine corks or you will probably find them in the institution where you plan to hold a banquet (restaurant, cafe, bar).
Stage 1: Cork
We find the required number of ordinary traffic jams. Their number should be equal to the number of guests (if these are nameplates).
Stage 2: sawing
For work we need a tool called Dremel (Dremel), I always have it at hand. Most likely, you do not have it, but it is not expensive at all and if you have time, you can order it in China. If there is no time, then you can buy from us, it will still be cheaper than ordering the production of name plates from someone. And besides, you will have an excellent and very useful tool.
Place the cork on the table and make a nice cut as shown in the picture. Take care of your fingers?
You can try to make the incision with a sharp knife, but this incision should be wide so that the piece of paper fits easily there and stands at a slight slope, and this is laborious. The plug may crumble or the groove may become uneven.
Step 2: Clean the incision
The incision in the cork should not be too wide so that a piece of paper with the guest's name does not fall out. The groove should be cleaned of crumbs.
Stage 3: Cut off the bottom
Now on the opposite side of the groove with a sharp knife, cut off 1/3 of the plug. The resulting flat surface will be the basis for our plaque.
Stage 4: Bottom part removed
1/3 of the plug is removed.
If you do not have the required number of plugs, then at this stage you can cut off not 1/3, but divide it in half, so that the other half can also be used for a plate (Not shown in the photo). Thus, the number of traffic jams can be half the number of guests.
Step 5: align the bottom
As I already described above, the cut with a knife turns out to be very uneven, so in order to level the supporting surface of our plate, we need sandpaper. We place it on the table and drive the cork as shown in the figure until a perfectly flat surface is obtained.
Congratulations, we're done! It remains to print the leaves with the names of the guests on beautiful paper.
P.S. If you have too wide cuts, then you can drip some glue there.