Table Numbers for Wedding Reception

Welcome to the 155th Metamorphosis Monday!

Greetings!  Hope your weekend has been going great!  I have a Before and After to share for this Met Monday that’s near and dear to my heart.  My son, Chip, and his sweetie, Nancy, will be getting married in May and they have been busy planning out all the details.

I’m always telling Nancy she would be a great blogger and should have an Etsy shop because she’s a super talented seamstress, crafter and DIYer.   Much of what she’s created for the wedding is all under wraps for now, but after May I’ll be able to share a good bit more, including the beautiful dress she’s made for the rehearsal dinner.

For this evening, I have permission to share the table numbers Nancy made for the wedding reception.   Nancy will fill you in on just how she crafted the numbers.  Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn’t introduce our assistant for the evening, Thai.  Thai is Chip and Nancy’s kitty.  Think of him as a furry Vanna White, except with numbers instead of letters. 😉  Nancy, take it away!

When I started this whole “wedding planning” thing I realized it was going to be 99% DIY on my part.  Did this scare me? NOT AT ALL!  I looked at it as the biggest, most amazing craft project ever – and let’s be honest, I am not one to shy away from anything crafty. I live for this stuff!

After designing and printing all our Save the Date notices, ordering hundreds of sheets of cardstock online to print our DIY invites, and tying bows on our 150+ programs, I realized I needed something else to focus my energy on because these projects were quickly wrapping up. So, I decided to work on table numbers.

I looked on for table numbers hoping to find a creative steal, but alas, they were all more than my DIY-self wanted to spend (at least $8.50 + a piece). With that idea out the window, I basically stalked Michaels (craft store) for sales and coupons. I was pretty sure I wanted to framed numbers of some sort, nothing crazy, and when picture frames went on sale for 40% off I knew I had to make this happen!

I went into Michaels with the intention of getting wooden (to paint) or black frames, but then I saw two different styles of metal frames (one with little diamonds and one without diamonds, but a pretty design) for $8.99. With 40% off this made them $5.39 a piece.  Hold the phone…I also had a 25% off frames coupon (gotta sign up for those e-mail deals–they are worth it!!) = $4.04.   I also had a “spend $25 get $5 off–spend $50 get $10 off” coupon.  I bought 12 so it was $48.48, plus I had some other knick-knacks, so I got $10 off which made each frame come down to $3.21 a piece!  I could have saved even more if I had gone with my black frame idea (I believe those started at $5.99) but I LOVED the silver frames so I decided to “splurge.”

The numbers are wooden, 3 inch cutouts I had previously gotten at Michaels on clearance for $0.65 each (normally $0.99+). I sanded them down and painted them black. Then I took silver paint and a dry paintbrush and gave them an “antique” look. I had left over “pearl” paper from our invitations, so I cut that down to size and used it for the backing in each frame (3 pieces = 12 backings). Then glued (hot glue gun) the numbers in place. Voilà!

Total spent: $46.32 + tax…which was about 1/3 of what I would have paid (at least) to order them elsewhere. ANOTHER DIY SUCCESS!

Nancy, thanks so much for sharing how you created these beautiful table numbers for the wedding reception.  They are perfect and are going to look wonderful on the tables!

Looking forward to all the Before and Afters!

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  1. laxsupermom says

    Love her table numbers! Such a smart way to buy the frames with the stacked coupons. Can't wait to see more of the wedding details. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says

    Cute idea for the numbers. May be a little late, but I have a giveaway going now for the Southern Living Wedding Planner book.

  3. Pam - diy Design Fanatic says

    How exciting, Susan! How nice to have a creative DIL to be! Thanks for hosting!

  4. refresh reStyle says

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says

    Susan love those table numbers, they look amazing! Thanks so much for hosting!

  6. Susan
    Congrats on your son's upcoming wedding! It sounds like Nancy is both creative and thrifty! I llok forward so seeing more in May!
    dee dee

  7. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Fabulous idea! Beautiful, Nancy!

  8. What a wonderful project!! Nancy should start her own blog! I just pinned her project! Thanx for hosting!

  9. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says

    i love the framed numbers! they will look so beautiful on the tables!

  10. Hi Susan, thanks for sharing the gorgeous table numbers which Nancy has made for her upcoming nuptials. She did a real professional job. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  11. Congratulations! I know there's a lot of work to put into wedding planning. The table frames are a terrific idea!
    Thanks for hosting,

  12. says

    Those table numbers looks so great!!! Can't wait to see what else you do!!! The couple is gorgeous!

  13. What a superb idea. Nancy you are in good company with your future Mother-in-Law. The fact that you got these at such a good price, makes it all the sweeter.
    Sending good wishes for your marriage and look forward to the other details you wish to share.

  14. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Thanks for hosting, Susan! Love the frames. They are so pretty. They look great with the numbers. Great idea and what a great deal. Way to work the coupons!

  15. Susan (My Place to Yours) says

    Nancy has such a cute personality that comes through in her writing! She should definitely have a blog. 🙂 So glad you got permission to share this fun DIY – and I'll look forward to reading all about the wedding afterwards. Enjoy the planning!

  16. ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life says

    Hi Susan,

    How wonderful to have a soon to be talented DIL in the family!

    The frames are so very clever and pretty. They are going to look fantastic on the tables.


  17. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    What a great idea…and so pretty, too! Gotta love the little Kitty Vanna!…hugs…Debbie

  18. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    These are very pretty numbers and frames…thanks for hosting!


  19. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says

    Planning weddings is so much fun, and when there are DIY elements, they become truly special events. Great job with the table numbers. Nancy will have a lot of fun creating things for her wedding. Can't wait to see the end results!

  20. FABBY'S LIVING says

    How exciting Susan, wow! A wedding of our own child is such an important time of our lives as parents…congrats already! I love the frame with numbers ideas. You're lucky your soon to be Dil is so talented in so many ways, the perfect Dil for you! I always heard that boys look in a wife a girl that is like their mom when they admire and respect their mothers. That Vanna kitty is just too cute! Hugs,

  21. Hi Susan and congratulations to Chip and Nancy! What a lovely couple they make! Oh, yes, Nancy needs to start a blog. Her numbers creation is great and can't wait to see the rest! What a gal to be making so much of her wedding accessories! 🙂
    Thanks for hosting again.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  22. Aimee - says

    A WEDDING!!! Very fun! I love being loved by my mother-in-law…You sound so much like her!!! Tell her I want her to start blogging too! I want to be her bloggy friend!!! Hope you've had a great weekend! Thanks for hosting!!!

    XO, Aimee

  23. Betsy@ coastal-colors says

    Your future DIL is adorable and so talented! I love the numbers! What a great idea! Thank you for hosting another great link party. I enjoy seeing all of the amazing ideas!

  24. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says

    Susan, the table numbers are wonderful! So creative! Your future DIL will be the perfect asset to your family! Thanks so much for hosting this great party!

  25. Bonnie@Creative Decorating says

    How talented she is! Love the table numbers.

  26. The Wallace Family says

    Love the table numbers they are so cute! How creative! And how lucky that you are adding another creative member to your family! I can't wait to see wedding pictures and all the other crafty things she made!

  27. Rosemary@villabarnes says

    Love that idea. Thanks for hosting.

  28. Debbie @ says

    Susan, yay for you! Our daughter just got engaged and funny thing we just bought 25 black frames too for this very thing. Love yours and how they look already. I'm happy but a bit overwhelmed too! happy for you and your young couple. They are adorable.

  29. Anna@Directions Not Included says

    Cute! We did most of the wedding decorations besides flowers ourselves too. I love that you are getting a DIY/Crafy daughter in law. How much fun to get to share that together!

  30. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Congrats to the cute couple! Love the numbers, very original and clever, they will look amazing!

  31. Elizabeth and Gary says

    Hi Susan,

    I have joined the party today..Your daughter n law to be is lovely! and how fun that she enjoys all the crafts. I think DIY means so much more than all the store bought stuff. I look forward to see all the wedding photo's.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  32. The Tablescaper says

    These look great! Looks like you're getting a super daughter-in-law!

    – The Tablescaper

  33. AshTreeCottage says

    What a cute couple! I am so excited for you!!

    Susan and Bentley

  34. The table numbers are great!! Thanks for hosting today!

  35. Summerland Cottage Studio says

    Love the elegant table #'s
    Thank you for hosting and sharing each week!

  36. Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest says

    What a WONDERFUL job! How clever and creative and frugal!

    I think the best part of the post are the wonderful pictures of you both.

    This is going to be a wonderful wedding and I cannot WAIT to read/see all about it – won't be long now!

    Keep up the great crafty work! Thank you so much for sharing!

  37. Mary Ellen says

    Nancy looks like she is going to fit right in with your family – what a neat idea for the tables!

    Thank you Susan for the party!

  38. I'm joining and thank you for hosting. Such a cute cat:-)

    Regards from Sweden

  39. Your future daughter-in-law is going to fit right in. She did a great job on the numbers 🙂
    Thanks for hosting the party.


  40. Eclectically Vintage says

    What a lucky son and future daughter in law you have! Love the signs. I did something similar at my wedding but printed the numbers on flower embedded paper and used similar frames. Gave them to family and friends as they were leaving so they could put a wedding pic in it.

  41. Susan, it appears your future DIL is both talented and thrifty. This project was a great idea. I'm eager to see all the details of this event. Congratulations to this handsome couple. – Sarah

  42. Susan, it appears your future DIL is both talented and thrifty. This project was a great idea. I'm eager to see all the details of this event. Congratulations to this handsome couple. – Sarah

  43. The Little Red Shop says

    I love the table numbers, what a lovely idea. Congratulations to you all on your upcoming event!

    Thank you for hosting MM.

    Happy New Year!

    : )

    Julie M.

  44. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says

    Happy new year my friend-thanks for hosting every week and all your great inspiration posts.

  45. Congratulations to your son and daughter-in-law to be. Love the table numbers she created.

  46. Nancy's did an excellent job with the table numbers, they look very expensive. Congratulations to the happy couple!

  47. Curtains in My Tree says

    I agree Nancy needs her blog to keep us all posted on her next project for the wedding

    I can't wait to see her dress and wedding invitations

  48. Kelly @ JAX does design says

    The table numbers look great! Very crafty and creative 🙂 Nancy's project could be adapted to create framed monograms and house numbers too.

  49. Very nice! Congratulations to all of you! Yes Susan, Nancy does need a blog!

  50. Alycia Nichols says

    Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!! I love the way you "antiqued" the numbers!!!

  51. Cottage and Broome says

    Congrats on the pending wedding and for getting such a wonderful daughter-in-law. Loved her project, will be looking forward to seeing the rest of the wedding details. Laura

  52. What a beautiful couple. May they have a wonderful life.
    I love the numbers idea.


  53. classic • casual • home says

    Darling couple and lovely table assignments!

  54. Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz says

    Oh she did a great job! That's a really nice idea and a great way to add some style and function! May will be knocking on your door before you know it!

  55. Drama Mama Lori says

    What a great idea for numbers! Thanks for hosting! New follower! – Lori

  56. saltbox treasures says

    Congrats on the future wedding!! Love the framed table numbers!
    ~ Julie

  57. I'm excited to meet Nancy (what a joy, a DIY'er!!) and look forward to seeing the wedding fun in May. Thanks for hostessing the party, I linked a post about my "mom's vintage apron and a story about when she wore it."

  58. Cass @ That Old House says

    Hello Susan … and Happy New Year. How lovely to have a wedding to look forward to!
    Nancy's table numbers are lovely, and very clever! Your son is lucky to have found a thrifty bride to be!


  59. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a fabulous week!

  60. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says

    Susan, They are such a cute couple and I love the Save The Date card. Great idea with the numbers. Thanks for hosting.

  61. Those table numbers are absolutely gorgeous. She is very talented. I cannot wait to see everything else she created for the wedding.

  62. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    What a wonderful idea and they look so professional and expensive. They make a cute couple, can't wait to see all the pictures after the wedding.

  63. Those table numbers are so fun!! Can't wait to see the rest of the wedding details!


  64. I just love your bolg…it has inspired me to publish more post to my site. Hope to join your parties in the future .

  65. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication says

    Love the table numbers! Too cute! We also DIYed our Save the Dates and invitations!


  67. Tattered Tiques says

    Very cute table numbers!, but that nosy cat is adorable! I too have a very nosy cat who always seems to be around while I'm crafting, or taking pictures. Too funny! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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