May 28, 2011
My table numbers were inspired by this photo:
After mulling over a few different options, I opted for the easiest one (not necessarily the cheapest!)
I started collecting the white frames from Michaels over a period of about six months. I did this to spread out the expense (and also because sometimes I cleaned out the last few frames at Michaels!) They are 4"x6" frames by Studio Decor. The dollar store also has some frames that could work for this project. I was kind of spray painted out by this point in the DIY process, so I did not want to buy frames and add an extra step of work :-) I also gathered the wooden numbers and coral cardstock/scrapbook paper for the last several months. I found six sheets of 12"x12" paper that I really liked. I was able to create six table numbers from each sheet of paper, so I got 36 tables worth from those six sheets!
1. Spray paint the wooden numbers desired color.
2. Cut the scrapbook paper into 4"x6" sheets.
1. I removed the frame backing and glass from the frame.
2. I placed the scrapbook paper in front (on top) of the glass.
3. I reassembled the frame with all the parts.
4. I sprayed Elmer's adhesive on the back of the number and stuck the number to the paper.
5. That's it! Could not be any easier :-)
Paper: I bought the highest end paper I could find -- which was still only $2 a page! You can't tell in the photos, but some of the papers are textured, which added a little something to the finished product. High end scrapbook stores were my friend here!
Frames and wooden numbers: I bought all of these with Michaels coupons. The "25% off frame purchase" coupons were awesome for this! The Studio Decor line of frames was frequently on sale for 30-40% off, and the coupons brought the price down even more. The $4.99 frames never cost me any more than $2.50 each.
- Paper: $12 for six sheets ($0.33/table number)
- Frames: $2.50 ea
- Wooden numbers: $1.00 ea
- Spray adhesive: $5.99 (left over from other projects, but I included the cost!)
Roughly $3.83 per table number ($4.83 for double digits). It is easy to substitute cheaper options for the main components, as well!
This is what I gave my BMs:
Wedding day jewelry
Earrings, $3.80, Forever21.com
Bracelets, $5.80, Forever21.com
Hair flower, $1.50, Forever21.com
TOMS, $44, TOMS.com
Coral nail polish
OPI ~ Big Hair, Big Nails (Ha, perfect for a Texas wedding!)
Personalized note cards
Vistaprint, $4.99 for 10!
And a bunch of little toiletries: Listerine strips, gum, "fancy eye makeup remover" aka Johnson's Baby Shampoo, Colgate Wisps, Tylenol packets, Burt's Bees, etc.
All packaged in this reusable tote bag:
Gray with coral sequins!
Tote bag, $10, Charlotte Russe
Venue: Spring Hill Event Center
DJ: Professional Entertainment Services
Dress: David's Bridal
Videographer: New Road Productions
Photographer: Caitlin's Creations
Hair flower: Etsy seller Enchantedly Yours
Veil: Etsy seller abusymother
Jewelry: Earrings -- Nadri
Shoes: Paris Hilton Suarey, shoes.com
Hair: Vanity Room
Makeup: Vanity Room
Invitations: Design -- Signatures by Sarah; Materials -- Michael's and cardsandpockets.com
Cake: Seventh Heaven Cakes
Flowers: Eden's Echo
Officiant: Joseph Flores
Groom's attire: Men's Wearhouse
Groomsmen attire: Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaids' attire: J. Crew
DIY materials: Hobby Lobby, Michael's, CardsandPockets.com
Favors: Bags -- eBay;
Transportation: Tom Daniels
Bridal shower venue: The Pomegranate Restaurant @ Artisans Alley
February 18, 2010 -- Got engaged
April 19, 2010 -- Bought my dress
April 2010 -- JOINED PW!
May 1, 2010 -- Booked our venue
June 1, 2010 -- Dress came in
May 15, 2010 -- Sent out bridesmaid invites
May 29, 2010 -- Took our engagement pics
June 2010 -- Set up website
August 8, 2010 -- Ordered save the dates
August 16, 2010 -- Booked our videographer
August 21, 2010 -- Ordered hair flower
September 26, 2010 -- Completed first DIY project (moss letters)
September 28, 2010 -- Sent out first BM newsletter
October 1, 2010 -- Booked my photographer
November 19, 2010 -- Ordered my veil
November 29, 2010 -- Purchased my wedding shoes
December 2, 2010 -- Booked my florist
December 18, 2010 -- Ordered my cake topper
December 29, 2010 -- Booked cake baker/designer
December 30, 2010 -- Picked out and reserved men's attire
December 31, 2010 -- Registered
January 14, 2011 -- Sent out STDs
February 5, 2011 -- Hair/makeup trial
February 9, 2011 -- Signed DJ and H/MU contracts
February 22, 2011 -- Signed officiant contract
March 28, 2011 -- Sent out our invitations!
April 1 - 3, 2011 -- Bachelorette weekend
April 16, 2011 -- Bridal shower
April 29, 2011 -- RSVP/hotel block due date
May 29, 2011 -- Catering headcount due
May 28, 2011 -- WEDDING DAY!!!
June 21, 2011 -- Got our pro pics back
July 16, 2011 -- Got our pro video back
I made moss letters to hang on the entry doors at our venue. I am so happy with how they turned out! It was a very easy DIY project, so it helped boost my confidence for future projects!
Materials (all purchased from Hobby Lobby):
- 12" wood letters (2 @ $1.99 ea)
- 1 525-cu. in bag of Spanish Moss ($3.00; regularly $5.99, but floral items were 50% off.)
- 1 can of Elmer's spray adhesive ($6.99)
- Gold spray paint (had on hand from another project)
Total cost: $14
Here are the plain letters:
First, I spray painted them gold and let them dry.
Then I sprayed the adhesive in one-inch strips, and stuck a small bunch of moss in place. Some people have used hot glue guns, but I would have ended up with burnt fingers :-)
I continued doing this until both letters were covered.
Finally, I trimmed the excess moss around the edges to clean up the letters. And voila! Super easy DIY!
Future DIY projects I am hoping to attempt (the list is ever-growing!):
- Pocketfold invitations DONE!
- DIY hangers DONE!
- Bathroom baskets DONE!
Table numbers DONE!
Seating chart DONE!
Candy buffet sign(s) DONE!
- Paddle fan programs DONE!
Tears of Joy packets DONE!
- Blingy monogram cake topper DONE!
- Reserved signs DONE!
- Mr. and Mrs. signs DONE!
- Moss letters DONE!
Thumbprint guest tree DONE!
- Memorial candles DONE!
- OOT bags/boxes DONE!