(Closed) How do I make these?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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 # 6
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

cool idea!!!!!…I would go with mini structures and attach table numbers.

Post # 10
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
57 posts
Worker bee

“Oh look honey, we’re dining in Paris tonight!”

Beats eating at #7!  Great idea!

Post # 12
588 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
662 posts
Busy bee
  • 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!

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