Acrylic Frame Table Numbers, Three Ways with the Cricut Explore Air
Check out three different ideas and ways to make gorgeous, modern acrylic frame table numbers using the Cricut Explore Air machine!
I’m so thrilled to bring you another crafty post in partnership with Cricut!
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!
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
To make any of these designs, here are the items and instructions you’ll need:
- Cricut Explore Air Machine
- Cricut Design Space account
- Glitter Cardstock or Metallic Cardstock
- Metallic Vinyl
- Cricut Tools
- Tape runner
- Acrylic Frame 5×7
Option 1: Printed inside + Vinyl Lettering
For the first iteration of this project, follow these instructions.
Create 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.
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.
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.
Click the green GO button in the top right of Design Space to create your project. It looks like this:
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!
From here, I moved on to the number portion. I took my existing design and added a new text layer with my number. Then, 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.
After I found the right size and placement for my number, I hid the other layers of my design, and clicked “go.”
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.
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.
You would want to repeat this process for every number you need so you have enough for all your tables!
Option 2: Glitter Inverse Number
For the second design option, follow these steps:
Create 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.
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.
Click over to your Layers panel, select all of your layers, including your numbers and your rectangle, and click Attach.
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.
Now, you can click the green GO button in the top right of design space to create your project. It looks like this:
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!
Once your design is cut, peel your pieces off your Cricut Cutting Mat using the Scraper tool.
Use a tape runner or clue stick to stick the pieces of cardstock back-to-back so the glitter shows on both sides.
Insert your Glittered Table Number into your acrylic frame and close it shut. Voila! A gorgeous, modern table number!
Option 3: Glitter Table Number
For the final design option, follow these steps to create your table numbers.
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!
Whatever you decide, these numbers look totally gorgeous!!
These frames aren’t cheap by any means, but they make absolutely FABULOUS gifts. Use them for your big day, and then gift them!
You can give 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!
It’s your story. Make it personal.
Looking for more Cricut wedding projects? Check out these posts:
- DIY Wedding Cards with Cricut Joy!
- Paper Wedding Decor Templates & Cricut Cut Files
- 30 Amazing Wedding Projects using the Cricut
- The Best Cricut Machine for Wedding Projects
- Perfectly Written Wedding Place Cards with Cricut
- Glitter Monogram Pillow using the Cricut
- Acrylic Frame Table Numbers, Three Ways with Cricut
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