Wooden Table Number Holder Tutorial

Today I've got another great DIY tutorial that I created as a collaboration with our friend Brandi of Alexis June Weddings!

This month we've been sharing DIY projects that could easily translate to any type of event like a bridal shower, wedding, bridesmaids luncheon, etc! And since I've been desperately yearning for springtime, this series takes on a very springlike vibe — hope you love them! If you missed the earlier tutorials, don't forget to check out these DIY crepe paper flowers and free printable place cards and table numbers to go along with this week's project!

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Today we're sharing a simple DIY project that can be used for any sort of wedding or event: wooden table number holders! This is a super simple project that you can easily customize no matter what the theme / color scheme is for your big day. So without further ado, here's what you need and how you make these table number holders:

Wooden Table Number Holders

wooden table number holder tutorial

Supplies:

And here's how you make your wooden table numbers:

Start by using your wood glue on your wooden spool, covering just the base of one end of your spool… allow it to dry just a few seconds to get tacky.

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Then place the spool, glue side down, onto your wooden craft cube. hold tightly for 30 seconds, then set aside to dry.

wooden table number holder tutorial

Once your cubes and spools are dry (give it at least 5-10 minutes to hold) then you should add wood glue to your wooden dowels..

wooden table number holder tutorial

Then insert your dowel into the top of your spool, and hold for about a minute until the glue starts to set. Make sure your dowel is evenly centered and straight.

wooden table number holder tutorial

After your dowel/spool combo have dried completely, apply wood glue to one side of your mini clothespin and then attach it to the top of your dowel.

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Allow it to dry, and you'll have a fabulous table number holder! Just use the mini clothespin to clamp onto a paper table number like so for a lovely and simple way to add height and interest to your centerpiece.

wooden table number holder tutorial

Want to further customize your table number holder? Just paint the pieces with your favorite hue of paint! Try a metallic gold paint to add a little touch of glam… you could try adding paint to just your cube,  the spool, the dowel, or all of the above!

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It will totally change the look of your table number holder. Love this project? Save it to your pinterest board!

In general with this project I would recommend doing an assembly line, following each step and repeating it for as many of your tables as you need, giving each item ample time to dry before moving on to the next step. Once the glue is completely dry it should turn clear, at which point you can scrape or peel any excess off to get a clean and polished look.

 I hope you've loved this DIY tutorial and consider using it in your own wedding!

Come back next week to check out the final DIY in our springtime DIY series!!

And don't forget to check out our earlier tutorials:

DIY Crepe Paper Flowers

Free Printable Place Cards & Table Numbers

Special Thanks to Brandi Webb of Alexis June Weddings for the beautiful photos in this post.

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