After creating a second version of the table numbers that made me happy, it was time to put together some stands to hold these table numbers. I had decided a long time ago that I was going to use wooden spools as the base for these stands. But I also needed something to attach to the spools to hold the numbers.
Enter the Nashville flea market. I thoroughly confused MOH K when we walked into the main building of the flea market last month and within about 30 seconds I had purchased a drum picture frame. When she asked if I had started some sort of bizarre drum memorabilia collection, I laughed and explained that I in fact planned to detach the drum and use just the picture holders that had been sticking out of it. Between the drum frame and one other that I had found at an antique store, I had enough to take on my table number holder project!
I had a bag full of wooden spools that were ready and waiting. I had these thanks to Mama Dalmatian, who kindly unrolled all of her decorative ribbons from Sundance and placed it into baggies so that she could send me the lovely wooden spools they it had come on.
I set up a little station with pieces of scrap wood (and a glue runner package) to support the holders as they dried. Then, I poured a nice heaping glob of adhesive into each spool, set the picture holders in place, and waited. Mr. Dalmatian had to remind me to be patient and not play with them while they were drying. I don’t know what I would do without him! Not have stable table number holders, that’s for sure.
The next day, after sufficient drying time, they were ready to be tested out! So here they are, our spool table number holders!
What are using to mark your tables?
Did you use any supplies from around the house for your DIY projects?