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Hi lovelies, Happy Monday! I'm so thrilled to bring you another crafty post in partnership with Cricut! All September, I've been teaming up with some of my fellow wedding blogger friends to bring you a series of awesome, simple DIY projects to help you personalize every step of your wedding plans!

There are several other partnered brands participating in this campaign as well — including this week's partner, Fifty Flowers! As I mentioned in my previous posts, Cricut has arranged some fabulous giveaways with the partner brands each week! Be sure to check back each Monday in September for new tutorials as well as details about the weekly giveaways from Cricut!

Cricut Acrylic Block Table numbers

While doing some browsing recently, I got so excited by these gorgeous Acrylic Frames I found at Crate & Barrel that I knew I had to use them for a project. Y'all know I love to make wedding day projects that double as wedding decor and home decor, and today's project is a perfect example! I got so swept up in all the possibilities for using these gorgeous clear acrylic floating frames for table numbers, that I decided to do three different options for you! So pick the one that tickles your fancy 😉 There are 3 sets of instructions below– check 'em out!

 

Acrylic Frame Table Numbers, three ways

What you'll need:

 

Option 1: Printed inside + Vinyl Lettering

number 1Create a new file in design space. Place a 4″ x 6″ rectangle on your screen, placing the precise measurements in your edit panel on the right hand side. The acrylic frame is 5″ x 7″ so this will leave a half inch border around all edges of the frame.

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Next, use the text tool to add the word “table” to your design. You can choose from Free fonts in Cricut Design Space, and since I wanted the Cricut to write the design with a pen, I selected to display ONLY Writing fonts in my edit panel. For this project, I used Baby Steps, which is a free font included with Design Space. Once you've chosen the font for the word “table”, you can place it on your rectangle to get the position placed where you want it.

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Then, I added shapes to my design. I used Hearts for this project. I made 3 hearts, and placed them on my design how I wanted them. Next I made sure that my text as well as the hearts were all set to “write” mode, while the rectangle was set to “cut”. Then I selected all of my layers and hit attach.

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Click the green GO button in the top right of design space to create your project. It looks like this:

Cricut GO Button

For this project, I used some metallic papers that came with my Cricut Bundle. I applied the paper to my cutting mat and selected the cardstock setting. Then I placed a silver Metallic Cricut Writing Pen and clicked Go. Since this piece of the design would be used for every single table number you create, you could choose to make as many copies of this piece of the design as you need. When it was done, I had two 4×6 rectangles with super cute silver ink drawings on them. Since you want these designs to be double sided, you will need two copies for each table number. I'm seriously obsessed with this machine — it's so cool!

Acrylic Block Table Numbers - Three Ways with the Cricut Explore

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From here, I moved on to the number portion. I took my existing design and added a new text layer with my number. I chose the font Elizabeth from the Cricut Design Space fonts, and made it bold just for a more solid look. I placed the number on my existing design in the size and placement that I want to use it.

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After I found the right size and placement for my number, I hid the other layers of my design, and clicked “go.”

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I told the Cricut to make 2 copies of this number, so I could do the design on the front and back of my acrylic block. I applied my gold vinyl to my Cricut cutting mat, inserted it into the machine and let it do it's thing.

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Then, I placed my two printed and cut rectangles back to back inside my frame. I then used Cricut transfer tape to apply the Vinyl number to my acrylic block! I love the three dimensional quality it has thanks to the shadow cast by the number.

Acrylic Table Numbers Three Ways

You would want to repeat this process for every number you need so you have enough for all your tables.

Acrylic Block Table Numbers

Option 2: Glitter Inverse Number

number 1Create a new file in design space. Place a 4″ x 6″ rectangle on your screen, placing the precise measurements in your edit panel on the right hand side. The acrylic frame is 5″ x 7″ so this will leave a half inch border around all edges of the frame.

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number 2

Next, use the text tool to add a number to your design. You can choose from Free fonts in Cricut Design Space or use any font on your computer as well. For this project, I used Poker Night, which is a free font included with Design Space. Once you've chosen the font, add your number and make sure it's as large as you want it. You can even get specific with the “size” dimensions in your Edit Panel.

If you have more than 10 tables, for the double digit numbers you will want to click the “isolate letters” button highlighted in the image below.

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Click over to your Layers panel, and select all of your layers, including your numbers and your rectangle, and click Attach.

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Now, if you're using glitter cardstock or any other sort of patterned paper that only has color / texture on one side, you'll want to make an inverse of your design as well. Select your “Attached Set” and click Duplicate. Then, select one of your sets and click Mirror so that one of the designs is a Mirror Image of the other.

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Now, you can click the green GO button in the top right of design space to create your project. It looks like this:

Cricut GO Button

Set your Cricut Machine dial to the “Custom” Material setting, and select “Glitter Cardstock” from the list of options on your screen. Mount your Paper to a Cricut Cutting Mat, then click the Go button on your machine and watch the Cricut work its magic!

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Once your design is cut, peel your pieces off your Cricut Cutting Mat using the Scraper tool.

Cricut Acrylic Block Table numbers

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Use a tape runner or clue stick to stick the pieces of cardstock back-to-back, so they glitter shows on both sides.

Cricut Acrylic Block Table numbers

number 8Insert your Glittered Table Number into your acrylic frame and close it shut. Voila! A gorgeous, modern table number!

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Option 3: Glitter Table Number

Follow the same steps as for the inverted table number above, but use the number cut outs in your frame instead of the inverse! Same concept, a little different look!

Cricut Acrylic Block Table numbers

Whatever you decide, these numbers look totally gorgeous!!

Cricut Acrylic Block Table numbers

These frames aren't cheap by any means, but they make absolutely FABULOUS gifts. Use them for your big day, and then gift them to members of your wedding party or family members, using photos of you together from your wedding as an extra way to say thanks! And, of course, keep a couple for yourself — these are great for wedding photos! 😉

Let Cricut help you take your wedding personalization and project creativity to the next level!

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Come back next Monday for my last fabulous wedding project sponsored by Cricut!

Jessica

DIY CREDITS

Printer: Canon PIXMA MG7720 | Faux Wood Backdrop: Swanky Prints on Etsy | Camera: Canon 70D | Lens: 50mm  | Sequin Tablecloth: Koyal Wholesale | 5 x 7 Acrylic Frame: Crate & Barrel (Similar on Amazon)

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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