HOW TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL DIY TABLE NUMBER HOLDERS

HOW TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL DIY TABLE NUMBER HOLDERS

Greetings and thanks very much for stopping in today. I’m going to back up a bit today and show you a little more of my son’s wedding reception that took place here at our Lake Arrowhead home. I’ve dedicated a number of blog posts to that wonderful event, which I had the pleasure of doing most of the planning for. That’s because the bride is an very busy Resident Physician working 80 hour weeks, with little time for wedding planning. So much of the planning happily fell to me.

The Tablescape

For the reception four beautiful long tables, that seated 20 guests each, were placed under twinkling lights in our forested backyard. I designed the rustic tablescape using white linen tablecloths, hand-sewn linen napkins, burlap table runners, rustic metal tubs as flower and herb containers and 120 votive candles on every table. You can read my post about how we did all the amazing DIY wedding flowers on a budget by clicking here.

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The Place-settings

Dinner would be a formal, plated service and guests were assigned to a specific seat at a specific table. Therefore I had to devise a method which would allow the guests to easily find their assigned seat. First, we made placecards for each guest out of tin tags that I purchased from BHLDN (no longer available). The tags were then tied onto the napkins using wired raffia.

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Log Placecard Holders

But the question still remained, how would the guests find their specific seat? Well, I discovered a really terrific vendor on Etsy that hand makes these Log Placecard Holders. They were just perfect for our forested setting and theme.

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The Placecards

The wedding invitations, a collection called Blue Ridge, were ordered through Minted.com. Minted had a whole suite of matching printed items available in the Blue Ridge Collection. So, we ordered the customizable Placecards and had them imprinted with all of the guests’ names, as well as their assigned table number. Just for fun we named the tables as well. We used the names of cities where the bride and groom had resided during their lives.

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We then arranged the name cards in alphabetical order on the log placecard holders.

A table was set up near the dining area where guests could easily retrieve their cards and identify their table number.

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Table Number Holders

Then the problem became, how do we artfully display the table numbers on our pretty tables? So as it turns out, Minted also had a Table Number Card as part of the Wedding Invitation Suite. So, we ordered 2 of each table number (2 per table), since we had long tables. And, we had the numbers printed on both sides of the cards. This way guests could see the numbers from both sides of the the tables.

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To hold the numbers upright on the tables I came up with an easy DIY Table Number Holder idea using wine corks.

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I have a friend that owns a local winery: Sycamore Ranch Vineyard & Winery. I asked my friend if I could have a few wine corks and she graciously gave me a whole bag full. To make my DIY Table Number Holders I needed wine corks that were all the same height and width. This was essential in order to have the holders look uniform. Plus, it looked good that they all displayed the winery’s logo on top.

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To make them I ran a bead of hot glue HALF WAY UP one side of a cork in an area where there was no imprint. I then glued 3 additional corks to it to form a square, taking care that the glue only came up half way. This way the number card could be slipped in between the corks.

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I then took the wired raffia that I had used in various other areas around the wedding and tied it around the 4 corks several times. I left enough raffia trailing off the ends to wrap around a pencil, giving it the appearance of a twisted grape vine. I purchased the wired raffia at an Orange County, California floral supply store named Shinodas.

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The DIY Table Number Holders did a fine job of displaying the cards. The cards were tall yet they did not topple over.

And they looked rustic and lovely on our tables.

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Here’s a list of the resources I used:

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Natural Wine Corks Uniform in Size

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Printed Number Cards: Blue Ridge Collection By Minted.com

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Customized Placecards : Blue Ridge Collection By Minted.com

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So there you have it: HOW TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL DIY TABLE NUMBER HOLDERS

Thanks so much for dropping in!

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All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Unless otherwise noted, all photos are the original property of Celia Becker @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com and may not be reproduced without specific permission. Some wedding images are via Apartment 3 Photography. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.  It’s what helps to make this blog possible. Thanks very much for your support.

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