My friends Mindy and Chris got married this past weekend and I couldn’t be happier for them! Mindy looked so beautiful and Chris looked handsome as ever! The wedding was set deep in the Redwoods and 99% of the decor was DIYed or thrifted. I had the pleasure of contributing the table numbers, so I thought I’d provide a tutorial on how I made them. I loved how they turned out! I really only made the metal numbers and helped assemble, Mindy tracked down the scrabble tiles and made the fabric flowers, it was a real group effort!
What you’ll need to make metal numbers:
Light Paint ( I used white)
Dark Paint ( I used brown)
Step One: Give the pre-sanded metal two coats of light colored paint and let dry.
Step Two: Rub on vinyl sticker.
Step Three: Using your dark color paint over the sticker and metal piece. Apply two coats, then let dry.
Step Four: Peel off sticker.
Step Five: Use steel wool to lightly distress. Keep strokes in one direction and weather edges a bit more than the rest.
Now for the easy part!
When you are done with the metal numbers, assemble your centerpiece. For each table you will need a reclaimed plank of wood, a fabric flower or embellishment of your choosing, the metal numbers you just completed and scrabble tiles that spell out your number. Arrange and secure with a hot glue gun. So simple!