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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Creative DIY Wedding Reception Table Numbers

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on May 14, 2015 3:33:45 PM

022-wedding-table-numbers-250-05142015Every bride-to-be is looking for creative ways to save a few dollars when planning her big day. One way to save money is to make your own props and accessories. These DIY reception table number ideas are quick and easy!

I recently found a stack of silver and silver-plated trays at Goodwill. You can find them in a variety of sizes and shapes. If you plan to use magnets, take one with you. But remember, magnets will not stick to aluminum.

040-wedding-table-numbers-250-05142015007_wedding-table-numbers-250-05142015You can certainly use them as is, especially if your wedding is formal, but I decided to paint them with chalk board paint to give them some color. Plus, I also wanted to be able to write on them.

Chalkboard paint comes in a several colors. Choose a color to coordinate with your wedding theme or stick with basic black. Apply it to the flat part of the tray with a sponge brush following the directions on the can.

014_wedding-table-numbers-250-05142015031-wedding-table-numbers-250-05142015After the paint dries, glue trim around the edge. Rick-rack works well on a round plate. It lays nice and smooth, no gaps.

024-wedding-table-numbers-250-05142015034-wedding-table-numbers-250-05142015It is chalkboard paint and you can use chalk, but I like to use a white pencil when I want to make sure what I write will not easily wipe off. Use easels to stand the number plates at each table.

Or, make a little pouf from tulle and glue it to a name plate. Gather about 12 inches of tulle, tie it together with a piece of ribbon, and attach it to the dish.

The ideas are limitless. You can make a name plate for every guest as party favors!

 

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  • Creative DIY Wedding Reception Table Numbers
    I recently found a stack of silver and silver-plated trays at Goodwill. You can find them in a variety of sizes and shapes. If you plan to use magnets, take one with you. But remember, magnets will not stick to aluminum.
  • Creative DIY Wedding Reception Table Numbers
    You can certainly use them as is, especially if your wedding is formal, but I decided to paint them with chalk board paint to give them some color. Plus, I also wanted to be able to write on them.
  • Creative DIY Wedding Reception Table Numbers

    Chalkboard paint comes in a several colors. Choose a color to coordinate with your wedding theme or stick with basic black. Apply it to the flat part of the tray with a sponge brush following the directions on the can.

  • Creative DIY Wedding Reception Table Numbers

    After the paint dries, glue trim around the edge. Rick-rack works well on a round plate. It lays nice and smooth, no gaps.

  • Creative DIY Wedding Reception Table Numbers
    It is chalkboard paint and you can use chalk, but I like to use a white pencil when I want to make sure what I write will not easily wipe off. Use easels to stand the number plates at each table.
  • Creative DIY Wedding Reception Table Numbers
    Make a little pouf from tulle and glue it to a name plate. Gather about 12 inches of tulle, tie it together with a piece of ribbon, and attach it to the dish.
  • Creative DIY Wedding Reception Table Numbers
    Make a little pouf from tulle and glue it to a name plate. Gather about 12 inches of tulle, tie it together with a piece of ribbon, and attach it to the dish.