This past weekend, I tackled my table numbers.
Let's check out my inspiration first:
We all agreed upon offering two complimentary bottles of wine per table - one white and one red - in addition to the cash bar that our venue will provide. At first, I was going to pre-buy the wine from the venue, soak off all the labels and do custom labels with my sister, but the more I thought about it, the more daunting and annoying that sounded.
Enter the burlap wine bag!
This was a two-fold project: dress up the wine bottles to work with our theme, and act as our table numbers at the same time. Here's the recipe...
- First, I purchased the burlap wine bags from Paper Mart Online - they were the most economical option at $1.38 per piece. I purchased two per table, for a total of 40 bags.
- Next, I hit up my favorite crafty stop, Etsy (Seller "Cut It Out Stencils"), for the stencil numbers (TIP: I purchased the 5" stencil for my bags, anything smaller will not be as visible to your guests). You could also make the stencils yourself with some thick vellum or cardstock, but after playing the time v. money v. "is this worth it?" game, I decided it was better for all involved parties (e.g. myself and Mr. Jet) to just purchase them.
- Once I had all of my materials, including a foam brush and acrylic paint (TIP: Mr Jet sez,"Acrylics will work best for this project for a few reasons - they have no offensive odor, they dry much faster than water/oil-based paints, they will had a nice texture when sponged or brushed on!"), I laid everything out and finished within ONE EPISODE of Real Housewives of New Jersey! Seriously, I didn't even get to see the crazy fight break out at the end!
What do your table numbers look like??