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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Guest Post: How to DIY Wedding Table Numbers


By Mindy Wood

Matt and I went through a million possibilities for our wedding table numbers, all of which were fabulous, but either too costly or too time consuming. Though I enjoy crafting I'm not willing to spend a huge amount of time on a project that is such a small detail.

So I came up with a simple way to display our table numbers, which might not be super unique, but is definitely simple and beautiful. I purchased the card stock at Joann Fabrics on clearance for 10 cents a piece. All of our other supplies were things we already had.

Supplies:

  • cardstock (you can make 2 table numbers with one piece of 8 ½ x 11)
  • printing paper (I used some leftover cream resume paper)
  • glue stick
  • measuring tool (I used a self healing mat but you could use a ruler)
  • paper guillotine (I used one with a sliding razor rather than the handle kind)
  • printer



1. Open a word document. Using a font size around 200, type your table numbers into the document. Leave two spaces between each number (you will want to have enough space to cut out the numbers in a 3-inch square). Print on your chosen paper. You will need two copies.

2. Draw a 3-inch square around each number. I used a scrap of card stock, cut to the right size, as a template to trace. You could also use a ruler. Cut out each number. Set aside.

3. Using your guillotine, cut two 8 ½ x 4 inch pieces from each piece of card stock. Cut as many as needed for your number of tables. Fold each one in half so that they are 4 ¼ x 4 inches.

Note: I used 8 ½ x 4 inch pieces so that I wouldn’t have to make a second cut, but if you prefer, you could make them 8 x 4 to be a bit more precise and symmetrical.

4. With a glue stick, glue the table numbers onto the piece of card stock so that when the card stock is set on the table like a pyramid you can read the numbers (the bottom of the numbers should be near the edge of the card stock and the top of the numbers should be near the fold).

That’s it! You can get really creative and choose different colored paper, card stock and printer ink. Mine are 1) brown card stock with cream paper and gold numbers and 2) gold card stock with cream paper and brown letters. You can also experiment with different fonts from flowing script to blocky and bold.




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2 comments:

Catherine said...

So simple and easy, but so elegant! I love no-fuss solutions. I bet this project could be completed in less than 2 hours. Nice!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the idea! I plan on making my own table numbers or I might use letters. I haven't decided. What ever I choose will be homemade for sure!! :)

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