(Closed) Show me your DIY Table numbers!

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ahhhh, table numbers were my stupid obsession. I *wanted* to get the paper mache 3D table numbers and spray paint them with glitter. I had bought about half the numbers (so hard to find enough 1’s…), but then I decided the table numbers were going to compete with the centerpieces with that much bling and that size, so I returned them.

Here’s what I’m going with. It is cardstock (same color as on my invites) with the table numbers printed on white paper, cut, and taped on using a tape runner. The number is on both sides. They are fine. They won’t take away from the centerpieces. Even though I love the bling 3D numbers, they just were too much for my tables. And this was way cheaper. I picked up the little holders at Michael’s with a 50% off coupon. I don’t like the really tall ones that venues often provide, I feel like they are a visual distraction when they are that high, and a lot of time they aren’t that nice looking. I had all the other supplies left over from my invitations.

Sorry they’re sitting on my laptop and my bag is in the corner of the pic… kind of distracting! One thing I did was design the word and number to go slightly off of the edge of where I was cutting. I liked that look in photos I saw.


Here’s a photo of the style I was pining over. They just were too tall though – they were 8″ I think and my centerpiece vases are 7.5, 9, and 10.5. You can do shorter ones with the wood letters either leaned against something or on a base, but #1. It was getting really expensive #2. I really liked the free-standing look.

Post # 5
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@hedwards0524:  I believe the font is the Sverige Demo font, clean for the word and then some decorated accents to dress it up a bit. There are some AMAZING script fonts out there, but I wasn’t willing to pay for them, so this one did just fine for free.


Post # 7
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Believe it or not my hubby made our table numbers. He was all about working Yankee touches into the decor and so he made them himself. He picked out and created the numbers on his own in paint (loosely based on pictures), picked out the numbers (they didn’t go in sequential order),  and wrote a little blurb about each player. I printed them on card stock and put them in 99 cent frames for the table. 

We only had two left at the end of the night, and that was only because we had my brother steal them early in the night. They hang in our family’s houses now and I couldn’t be more proud.

Post # 8
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

These were ours.  Each number represented something to us and we had the story explaning the number below.

Post # 9
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

These are mine.  We reused our RSVP cards that we got back in the mail and stamped numbers onto the backs of them.  We put them into the 99 cent Tolsby frames from IKEA.

Post # 10
30 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a school themed wedding (we were jr high sweethearts), so our table numbers were actually “homeroom” numbers. I bought 4×6 picture frames, and painted the glass part of the frame with chalkboard paint. All of the table numbers were written with chalk. For the head bridal table, I did the same thing, but with an 8×10 frame. My bridal party surprised us by writing “Detention Hall” as our table number.  

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