I didn’t have a big wedding, but if I had it would’ve been a DIY extravaganza. More and more couples getting married these days are choosing to go the DIY route both for it’s economical reasons and because better way to customize your wedding day than to do it yourself.
Walnut Hollow products are perfect for helping future brides and grooms create their one-of-a-kind wedding decor; especially when it comes to dressing up a rustic look with a bit of sophistication. That’s exactly what we did for this project when we took the Basswood Country Rounds® and combined them with the simple Wooden Numbers to create Glittered Table Numbers.
glitter (both fine and coarse)
strong craft or wood glue
Start off by painting your number and disc in one of your wedding colors. Be careful when you paint the bark you really need to sponge it into the cracks so you can keep that woodland charm look.
After the paint has dried put a layer of decoupage medium on the front of your number and sprinkle it with glitter. I highly recommend getting both a lighter and a heavier glitter. The combination of both will give you better coverage.
You don’t have to wait for it to dry before flipping it over and putting a layer of decoupage and glitter on the back as well. You might have noticed, I use an old deli tray as my workspace, it helps keep the glitter all in once spot, and if it has ridges it makes it easier to flip it over and glitter the back.
I chose not to cover the sides with glitter but that’s another option.
Once everything has dried go ahead and shake off as much of the loose glitter as you can. You can always add more, it’ll get glitter all over your paintbrush so be sure to use one you’re okay with throwing away when you’re done.
Use the glue to secure the number onto the disc. You will definitely need to find something to hold the number in place while the glue dries, I used extra paint bottles.
Once the glue has set shake off any excess glitter or use a brush to tidy up your markers.
This really is a simple project, perfect to make with all your bridesmaids and even groomsmen. Here’s a quick video tutorial if you want to see how easy it really is!
How many of you made your own wedding decorations? What did you make?
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Erin is a writer, crafter, and homeschooling mother of four based in rural Missouri. On her blog, My Very Educated Mother, she shares projects, crafts, recipes, family activities, and household tips, aimed at encouraging readers to foster creativity in their lives and homes.