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DIY Burlap & Lace Wedding Table Numbers

Table markers are a wedding detail that are generally boring and overlooked. You’ve spent countless hours on tiny details, so make sure the tables looks perfectly put together with a small, yet effective decoration. Custom table numbers add a festive touch to your tables while playing up the wedding theme.

Here's a very inexpensive but sweet way to mark the tables at the wedding reception.I wanted to combine the rustic and delicate elements of burlap and lace at the reception that I had used in decorating for the wedding ceremony.

For these table numbers, I used small blocks cut from a 2X4. I then wrapped the rough wood blocks with a length of burlap. I stenciled the numerals on the burlap and then gathered it all up at the top and tied it with a white organza ribbon.

A little white rose was adhered to the top, and so, with minimal expense, and a little time, the table numbers were completed. Natural wood and burlap combined with lace and roses- It's a dramatic combination!

  • 2x4 cut into 4-inch lengths
  • Burlap fabric cut into 3 1/4 by 16-inch pieces
  • Black acrylic paintt
  • Numeral stencil
  • Organza ribbon
  • Stencil brush or sponge
  • Hot glue

Step 1: Cut the 2X4 into the 4-inch lengths.  You want a rough look but you can lightly sand any edges that are really rough.

Step 2: Cut the burlap fabric into 3 1/4-x 16 inch pieces.

Step 3: Tie the burlap around the block of wood and then gather the burlap together and tightly tie the top in a bow with organza ribbon.

Step 4: Slip a piece of cardboard between the burlap and the wood in the area you want your numeral.

Step 5: Using black acrylic paint, stencil the numeral onto the burlap. Allow it to dry before removing the cardboard piece.

Step 6: Adhere a silk flower to the ribbon with a dot of hot glue.

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