Wedding Planning

10 DIY Table Numbers to Decorate Your Reception Tables

10 DIY Table Numbers to Decorate Your Reception Tables

You’re going to love these creative options.

acrylic table number

Easy Acrylic

DIY projects really don’t get an easier than these acrylic table numbers. Simply purchase blocks of clear acrylic and stickers that match your theme and palette. We do encourage you to consider your other table decor and venue lighting when trying to decide on which size stickers to buy. You want to make sure that everyone can see your signs easily!

string art number

String Art

One of the most playful wedding decor trends right now is string art. By hammering tiny nails into a wooden block in the shape of a number and then winding string around them, you can create cool, textured designs.

tassel garland numbers

Tassel Garland

Venues come in all different shapes and sizes. When you have to place your tables along the walls of the room in order to make space for a dance floor, hang tassel garland numbers on the walls above each one. You can use this concept to create a table number of any size, from a few inches to several feet tall–just adjust the size of the tassels accordingly.

moss table numbers

Moss Topiaries

Are your floral details front and center at your reception? Your table numbers can easily complement your decor. We love these mossy topiary-style numbers covered with bell jars (and they are a cinch to make!).

wood block numbers

Address Numbers

One of the latest DIY table number techniques is to use house address numbers and attach them to wood blocks. This same project can work with a variety of different backgrounds and mediums, from colored acrylic to vintage book covers. Keep the numbers and use them later at your new home.

calligraphy table numbers

Spelled Out

Another popular idea is to plant your numbers right into your centerpieces. This DIY project uses calligraphy numbers produced from a die-cut machine (like a Cricut or Silhouette Cameo).

wire table numbers

Wire Wrapped

You can also plant wire numbers directly into your flowers. Keep them plain or wrap ivy around them. Just remember that if you are going to wrap them, that you make them big enough for the number to stand out and be recognizable (rather than a tangled cluster of greenery…we’ve been there).

book themed numbers

Literary Themed

These folded paper fans with glittering numbers in the center are absolutely adorable for a vintage wedding. Stick them in a stack of wrapped books or in a narrow bud vase.

modern table number

Modern Typography

Although DIY projects can often seem like they cater to frilly and floral, you can also find really modern and graphic elements to include. These typography-focused table numbers can feature any background you choose, such as dictionary pages (shown here), maps, or printouts of your vows.

table number trees

Rustic Trees

With winter just around the corner, we think that this advent calendar idea is equally charming as a set of table numbers. You can leave them bare for a rustic wedding, or paint them with chalkboard paint for a more modern look.