Earlier this year, I helped with some styling elements for a wedding. One of the things I made were these cool 3D wooden table numbers on a glass-less frame. It was pretty cool having the number pop instead of having the usual flat number. I was asked how I managed to keep the cost down, thinking that I purchased some of those 3D numbers people use for their homes. I’ll let you in on a secret.
I actually bought a few sets of these from the local bookstore. It was in the children’s section, where the alphabet blocks were. They’re pre-cut wooden numbers to help kids learn their numbers, and understand the concept of how shapes fit together.
For the wedding, I used white spray paint to match with the overall theme. But you can use pretty much anything! If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ll know that I’m having a silver spray paint moment, so that’s what I used this time.
For the wedding, I glued the numbers onto scrapbook paper. Well, world map cutouts, actually. I removed the glass from simple frames, and the numbers popped. Another way you can use these wooden numbers is to attach them to a stick and have them stand in bottles or vases along with some flowers.
Here, I stuck the numbers so they disappeared into the succulent centerpiece. Cute right? How would you use this trick? Tag @mikkomix to show me your projects!