You could just print out your table numbers on some card stock and call it day, but there are so many better, more creative possibilities. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to give your table numbers some pizzazz. In this post, I’ll show you how I created these elegant silver frames that are just perfect to hold table numbers—especially if you just can’t picture your big day without a little added bling!
- Small wooden frames (Ikea frames are great: they’re cheap and unfinished making the perfect blank canvas)
- Acrylic craft paint
- Foam paint brush
- Tacky glue
- Card stock
Step 1: Before you start, be sure to remove the glass from the frame. If it has a back, remove this too and stow it away for safe keeping. Then, pour a small amount of paint into a dish or paper plate and use your brush to apply it to the frame. Depending on the color and type of material you’re trying to cover, you may need to apply more than one coat.
Step 2: Allow the paint to dry thoroughly. Next, arrange a few rhinestones onto the frame and play around a bit to figure out how you’d like to space them out. I used larger rhinestones to form two parallel rows around each frame but you can vary the size of the rhinestone and the design.
Step 3: Once you’re satisfied with your design, remove the rhinestones from the frame and add your first few dots of glue. Remember that less it more when it comes to tacky glue—you can always add more if you need to. Stick the rhinestones onto the dots of glue and repeat this process for the entire frame. Hint: if you’re having trouble getting your rhinestones to stay in a straight line, let them dry for a few seconds and then use a piece of cardboard to nudge them into place before the glue is completely dry.
Step 4: Allow the glue to dry for 24 hours. While you’re waiting, you can print out your table numbers on colored card stock. Replace the glass, place your numbers into the frame, and snap the back into place. You’re all done!
I used a monochromatic silver on silver design for these frames but don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit by using a different colored paint or even a by combining different colored rhinestones. You can also give the frames away at the end of the wedding as an added favor or ask one of your attendants to collect them at the end of the night. Once you print your wedding photos, you can use your table number frames to display your favorite snap shots from the big day!