This DIY comes from the beautiful Courtney Shannon, professional calligrapher and owner of POPPYjack SHOP . This not only helps Courtney brides decorate their wedding with his beautiful calligraphy, but is also planning its own special day! Keep scrolling to see a magnificent DIY she is considering incorporating your own wedding …
wedding season is upon us, no doubt about it ! This year I am even more invested in all trends and DIY projects floating because I’m a bride-to-be myself! After making the most of our biggest decisions for the (place, date, etc.), I knew I wanted to start all my DIY projects, including this one!
table numbers are one of the first impressions that you can do on your guests during the reception. If you have a card accompanying screen or a single plane of the room, your guests are on a mission to find that number are assigned. Why not make it amazing! Being a calligrapher , I’m a fan of anything in writing so he decided to explain my numbers. Keep scrolling to see what you need to make these one of a kind, table numbers cutout …
- machine digital cut (I swear by my silhouette cameo )
- cardboard color of your choice
- wooden craft sticks
- glue stick
- queue points
- brush pen and paper
- or scanner scanning applications
1. Write all the numbers you will need. To maximize the efficiency of my role and I have tried to adapt to all mines on one page. I used a Tombow Fudenosuke soft brush tip pen to create the thick and thin lines of my words, creating the illusion of calligraphy without an actual pen tip.
2. Scan and digitize their numbers. I always use a scanning application on my phone (this is called “ Genius Scan ,” also known as my life saver) to easily take a picture, convert it to a scan in black and white, save in my camera roll like a photo and email it to my laptop. From there I put the picture in my Adobe Illustrator and hit trace the image, enlarge, click on the blank with my magic tool, delete wand, and voila! Now my numbers are digital vectors!
3. After the image is saved, I put it in my silhouette Studio and lay out in a cutting area 12 x 12. I want to choose the area tracking, click through my options and choose my settings chipboard cutting, change the settings of my machine exactly what he tells me, and send it to cut! I can do this total of four times, so I have four layers of each number of stacked one above the other. After finishing with the agglomerate, heavy cardboard configuration changes and send my sheet ingot / ginger paper envelopes to cut through as well.
4. Separate the chipboard in stacks of two and paste a top of each other. You should now have three piles: Chipboard stacked boards stacked cardboard and colored particles. Grab one of their wooden sticks and wrap two points of glue on the top. Take your two stacks of plywood and stack one above the other with the stick in the middle. Paste the bowels together to wrap around the rod.
5. Finish your piece with the cardboard color as your top coat to give it a finished look! Grab your centerpiece, like this great one of Sarah in Catherine Neal (which is making flowers for my own wedding, thankfully!), And stick it right in the middle. Now your table number flows perfectly with the decor of your table!
Actually, not tech savvy or do not have Adobe Illustrator as vector of your own writing? I have done my numbers hand written table available for digital download on my site for only $ 0.99 for a limited time! Grab here !
Special thanks to Courtney again for sharing your craftiness with us!
XO team LC