Post # 1
Fiance thought it would be cool to name the tables after cities we’ve traveled to, and make the table numbers cutouts of structures representing those cities (Eiffel Tower for Paris, LOVE Statue for Philadelphia, Statue of Liberty for New York, etc). Has anyone done anything like this before or have any ideas about how to do it? I really want to make it happen, but don’t have much DIY experience.
Post # 3
That sounds like a great idea!! I don’t know how you can make it, I would think it would be easier to buy a mini structure or you can use pictures of them in frames, that could be a DIY project that would look really nice!
Post # 4
I think photos or line drawings would be great. You could either frame them or put them onto little table tents like these. If you and your Fiance are dead-set on cutouts, try hiring out the job to someone at etsy, like this seller. Good luck!
Post # 5
I think if you’re a bit worried of making them what I’d do is get a line drawing, cut it out and have it in a clip photo holder so it stands up. Something like this;
That way you get the cut out effect without it being too heavily DIY 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey
That’s a fabulous idea! You could try etsy seller papercutdiecut, who made our papercut table numbers (http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/03/04/papercut-table-numbers/). Or I’m sure you could do a cool 3-D effect by cutting out photos or drawings of the structures, then adhering those photos to cardboard, and then pasting a L-shaped cardboard “bracket” to the back of each structure to make it stand.
Another idea might be to use something ready-made, like Muji’s wooden “city in a bag” series, which you can get at the MOMA store online: (http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/CategoryDisplay_10451_10001_11627_11627_-1_shop_). I know they have NY, Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. But they might not have the variety of cities you’d need.
Finally, Mrs. Bellpepper did awesome Amelie-esque table “numbers” of postcards of cities — not the 3D effect you were going for, but probably easier?
Anyway, show us pics of your finished product! It’s going to be awesome.
Post # 7
Ooh, Hot Cocoa, the Cities In A Bag is a great idea. I love it. And they’re wooden so the OP could paint them if she wanted 🙂
Post # 8
cool idea!!!!!…I would go with mini structures and attach table numbers.
Post # 9
Thanks for the suggestions everyone – I’m was worried that my idea was a bit too complicated, but now I am so excited to bring it to life! I’m going to show Fiance some of these options and we’ll experiment to see what works best.
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Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
You could also try getting an exacto knife and creating the structures yourself. Maybe use a design program, break them into layers, cut them out, then re-attach them?
Post # 11
“Oh look honey, we’re dining in Paris tonight!”
Beats eating at #7! Great idea!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park
That is such an amazing idea! No idea how to go about doing it, but a great idea nonetheless!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
Great idea! I especially like the MOMA Cities in a Bag idea, or have you tried looking at Christmas ornaments? Mrs. Mouse found a great Eiffel Tower ornament for the Ornamental Inspiration series on the blog a few days ago. Maybe you could find similar looking ornaments to place on the table (with the string/ribbon removed from the top) to represent the cities? And it’s the right time of year, they’ll all be on sale soon too!
Post # 14
@ Cola – Oooh, I didn’t think of Christmas ornaments! Will take a look at those as well!