DIY Illuminated Table Numbers

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It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of wax paper, washi tape and a few dried leaves! These illuminated table numbers cost next to nothing to make, and were a breeze to create. Perfect for a fall wedding, don’t you think?

DIY Illuminated Table Numbers - waxed paper and leaves

Here’s how to make your own illuminated table numbers:

You will need:

Cut four pieces of wax paper to 5″ x 10″.

Illuminated Table Numbers Tutorial - Cut the Waxed paper to size

Fold in half to make a square, making sure the waxed side of the paper is on the inside. Place leaf on right half of paper, as shown below:

Illuminated Table Numbers Tutorial - Insert leaf or other decoration

Fold top half of wax paper over the leaf, making sure all the corners line up.

Illuminated Table Numbers Tutorial - Insert leaf or other decoration

Place iron on medium setting. (Make sure it is not on steam! You want dry heat.) Place a towel or cotton fabric over the waxed paper and iron until the two sides of wax paper adhere to each other.

Illuminated Table Numbers Tutorial - Iron the waxed paper with a cloth to protect

Repeat this process with three of your pieces of wax paper. This will give you three panels. For the last panel, you will create your table number.

Use a stencil to draw your number on a piece of card stock.

Illuminated Table Numbers Tutorial -  Add the table number with a stencil

Cut out with an xacto knife.

Add the table number with a stencil - cutting out the number

Place your table number in the folded wax paper, the same way you placed the leaves. Add dried leaves if desired. Iron. Now you will have four panels.

diy table numbers with waxed paper - 4 panels

Use your washi tape to adhere your panels, as seen below:

diy table numbers with waxed paper - tape panels together with washi tape

diy table numbers with waxed paper - tape panels together with washi tape

diy table numbers with waxed paper - tape panels together with washi tape

diy table numbers with waxed paper -  washi tape

Use a bone folder to smooth washi tape.

diy table numbers with waxed paper

taping panels together with washi tape

Once all panels are taped together you will have a cube that is open on the top and bottom. Place tea light in the centre of the cube. To reduce the risk of fire, use a battery operated tea light.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

Illuminated Table Numbers

 

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  1. Posted by Charmaine on September 24th, 2013 at 11:16am

    What a fantastic diy idea!
  2. Posted by Lewis on September 25th, 2013 at 5:44am

    These would look great in an outdoor rustic wedding, providing it wasn't too windy.
  3. Posted by Christina on September 25th, 2013 at 9:48am

    You definitely wouldn't want any wind if you are using these! They'd work best indoors.
  4. Posted by KathyinSC on November 17th, 2013 at 4:43pm

    What a beautiful way to illuminate tables and add numbers. Great job and I also agree with using the battery tea candles. Wonderful!
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