When it comes to DIY wedding decor, bigger does not always mean better. Even the smallest of touches can have a huge impact on a wedding’s overall aesthetic. Walnut Hollow provides simple made-in-the-USA products that any DIY bride (or groom!) can easily customize to add a sophisticated rustic charm to her (or his!) wedding decor.
Part of the fun of a DIY wedding is figuring out how to reuse, repurpose, and rethink ordinary objects to incorporate into party decor. For example, this Basswood Whittler’s Kit may be a good medium for wood carving, but it’s also perfect for table number signage as well. Let me show you how.
- 10 piece Basswood Whittler’s Kit
- HotStamps Numbers & Symbol Set
- Paper Doilies
- Crochet thread or coordinating string/thread
- All purpose glue (preferably one that dries clear)
- Sand paper
- Tack cloth
- Disposable gloves
- Paint brush or cloth for staining
1. Lightly sand the edges of all pieces-just enough to take off any loose burrs. Using a clean cloth, wipe away dust completely.
2. Hot stamp numbers onto each whittler piece.
3. Stain pieces.
4. Determine placement of doily. Apply glue. To make this step easy, I used a pencil to trace where I wanted the edge of the doily to be. Feel free to eyeball it!
5. Apply doily, smooth as you go paying special attention to all the small pieces. Use a scissor to trim doily to fit.
6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 for each whittler piece.
7. To add dimension and movement, tie some string around each doily & numbered piece. I used a crochet thread here but any kind of coordinating string will work. Tie into a bow and snip ends accordingly.
Check out this short video tutorial to see how quick and easy this project can be.
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How would you rethink, reuse, repurpose these pieces? We’d love to hear in the comments below.
DIY’er Gina is still trying, desperately, to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. On the list of life goals achieved: crafter and baker extraordinaire, cat mom, fiancé, friend, and blogger. You can read about her adventure at her blog Desperately Seeking Gina.