DIY Table Numbers

August 6, 2015 | By | Comments (0)
Photo courtesy of Jordan Weiland Photography

Photo courtesy of Jordan Weiland Photography

Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. 

This week, we have an adorable project by Laura Helm of Ashton Events that’s great for outdoor or garden-inspired weddings. Not only is it quick, the numbers can be easily personalized to match your celebration’s colors and fonts.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Weiland Photography

Photo courtesy of Jordan Weiland Photography

The Project: DIY Table Numbers

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Materials:
Picture Frames
Roll of Window Screen
Staple Gun + Staples
Spray-on Minwax Polycrylic Sealer
Acrylic Craft Paint + Brush
Printed Numbers

Instructions:

  1. Turn frame face side down and cut a piece of screen to fit the back of the frame. Allow for .25” of overlap between the screen and the inside rim of the frame. Staple into the frame making sure screen is pulled taught as you go.
  2. Spray 2 coats of sealer onto the front & back of the screen, allowing 15-20 minutes of dry time between coats. Wait an additional hour before proceeding to step 3.
  3. Turn frame face side up and place it on top of the printed number. Then, simply paint along the lines. Two coats of paint and 5 minutes of dry time between coats is suggested.
  4. Let your final coat dry for 20 minutes, then lightly spray the front and back with a final coat of sealer to keep the acrylic paint from running.

Take It Farther:
Add to your wedding decor with painted backdrops or menus using this same technique. For creating large signs, try tracing the wording with chalk before painting – it leaves room for error and allows you to see the final placement before committing.

Happy painting!

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