I was inspired by Mrs. Mink's table numbers: a painted wooden number on a patterned background.
|Mrs. Mink on Weddingbee|
I went to Michaels. They had about 8 different types of wooden letters, but no numbers. So I went to a different Michaels. They had numbers! But they were bigger than our 4x6 frames. Then I went to JoAnn's Fabrics. They had wooden numbers that were the right size...except the number 1.
Clearly, my plan was not working, so I created a new plan. I figured I would buy gold paper and cut out the numbers with an Xacto knife. After cutting out a single number 1, I decided this was a terrible plan. I would've taken me forever to do, and any digit with a curve in it (basically anything that's not 1 or 4) would've looked awful.
I went back to JoAnn's Fabrics because they told me they got a new shipment of numbers in. But, of course, once I got there, I discovered that they didn't have enough.
But this story has a happy ending! While I was watching The Today Show, Martha Stewart demonstrated her circle cutter. I decided it would look really cool to cut circles out of the metallic gold paper I bought and write the numbers on it using the same calligraphy from our invitation suite.
More legible, but also a lot more boring.
But then it hit me! I could combine the two!
Did you have any DIY disasters?