(Closed) DIY Mirror Seating Chart – Advice and Pics Please!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Sharpie makes permanent markers in all kinds of colors, including gold. If those don’t work on glass, maybe try a craft store like Michael’s or Jo-Ann Fabrics for something specifically designed for glass.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think a gold Sharpie would work fine. It should come off with nail polish remover afterwards or to fix any mistakes.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I’ve done this for a friends wedding using a white chalk marker and it looked so nice!904e2742772477b5af0b52db44ddcc1b

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If you can’t find anyone that has nice handwriting here is another alternative I think looks great as well!

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m doing the plan B with the paper. Its a sure proof way to look nice for people that don’t have good fancy handwriting like myself. lol! 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

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libertybelle88:  When I did I used a bigger one for the table numbers and a smaller one for the names, It looks in the picture you posted they used the same thickness but just wrote the table numbers bigger. I used ball point markers instead of the angeled ones (I’m horrible writing with those). I think most people use white chalk markers and it doesn’t smudge once it’s dried. What I did was do a table and let it dry, and then do another one and let it dry ect. because I didn’t want to risk smudging it with my hands or anything. If you want to be extra careful I would even say do it one name at a time(letting each name dry before going on to the next), because if you have to erase something it may leave smudges or streaks on the mirror that can be seen at certain angles.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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libertybelle88:  sharpie also makes paint pens that last longer! My dad used to write on and design cups for us, and the sharpie would always wash off. The paint sharpies stayed on much better! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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libertybelle88:  hmmmm, that’s a good question. I know if you used regular sharpie, a white board marker written over it will erase it. (like if you use a white board marker to color over the mistake, and erase, it’ll take the sharpie out)

maybe rubbing alcohol? If it’s something you want to look into, you could try to write on glass something you don’t care about, and try the white board marker or rubbing alcohol!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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libertybelle88:  I just looked it up-rubbing alcohol or acetone on a q-tip has worked on glass/nonporous materials for a lot of people! 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Consider hiring a caligraphy artist in your city, you can look on kijii to find one. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I did this for my wedding. You can purchase a glass marker from amazon. I used a gold one. That way if you make mistakes it can easily be wiped away. It was actually really easy and quicker than I thought.

Post # 14
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Newbee

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eleanormarie:  that first one is seriously so gorgeous! I have never heard of or seen this before, but I am so glad I did 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This is ours… We used a metallic paint marker.

 

Taped off off with painters tape to divide the sections. You can remove mistakes with nail polish remover. 

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