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How to Make Stunning DIY Wedding Table Numbers

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The peak of wedding season is approaching! If you’re a bride planning her big day, you know that every little detail matters. You also know that weddings can get expensive. Today, I’ll show you how to make stunning DIY wedding table numbers that add unique charm without costing a fortune.

Save that dough for your honeymoon instead!

Wedding table number holders with pressed flowers

Thank you to Microfleur for sponsoring this post! The opinions expressed in this post are completely my own, and I only recommend products I personally use and enjoy. This post may also contain affiliate links. See disclosures.

Wedding Table Number Holders with Pressed Flowers

Table numbers come in a variety of shapes and sizes these days, from rustic to modern. It’s no longer just a matter of helping guests find their reception seats, it’s a chance to show off your personal style.

Wedding table number ideas using pressed flowers and gold frames

With budget as a major factor, I devised these gold table number frames using a key ingredient from Mother Nature…pressed flowers!

As I mentioned in my post on DIY pressed flower art, using the Microfleur flower press means I can dry flowers in just a matter of minutes.

Microfleur microwave flower press to make wedding table number frames

These unique wedding table numbers can incorporate your special love story and history as a couple. Imagine pressing flowers from a few of these places for a sentimental touch:

  • Your childhood home
  • The site of first date
  • The place where you met
  • Your reception venue
  • Your current home

Supplies

Supplies for gold wedding table number holders include removable matte vinyl, gold frames and transfer tape

I found my gold frames at the dollar store, which makes these table numbers super affordable. If you want a frameless option, try these acrylic wedding table numbers, which look great and provide a more rustic feel.

Steps to Make DIY Table Numbers

Step 1: Press Flowers

Pressed flowers using Microfleur microwave flower press
Agapanthus blooms after pressing

Press any flower of your choosing. In another post, I walk through a detailed tutorial on how to press flowers with the Microfleur.

The reason I love this method is 1) it saves a ton of time because you can press flowers in short bursts in the microwave and 2) the flowers retain their original color far better than traditional methods of pressing flowers.

What are the best flowers to press?

Fresh flowers for pressing to make rustic wedding table numbers

I recommend using plants with thin petals or stems for the best results. For this tutorial, I used Knock Out Roses, Angelonia, Vincas, Plumbago and Agapanthus.

Keep in mind that lighter colored flowers (white/yellow) may darken when pressed. Also, bright pink blooms may turn a shade of purple.

You never know what you’ll get until you experiment with it, which is part of the fun! In my recent Instagram stories, I shared part of my process when choosing my flowers.

Step 2: Apply Gold Letters

Remove the frame backing and set aside. (You can reuse these frames after the wedding, so don’t throw anything away!)

If using pre-cut vinyl decals, you can apply the numbers directly to your glass insert. If you plan to cut letters using a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut machine, continue with the following steps.

Silhouette/Cameo Instructions:

Steps to cutting vinyl for DIY wedding table numbers

A. After cutting your numbers (no mirroring needed), weed any excess vinyl to just expose the number.

B. Then, cover the number with transfer tape, smoothing out any bubbles.

C. Peel back transfer tape, picking up the number.

D. Place the number on the front of your glass frame, smooth out any air bubbles, and peel off the transfer tape.

Related post: Why You Need a Wedding Guest Book

Step 3: Apply Pressed Flowers

Experiment with your pressed flowers until you find a floral arrangement you like. Then, carefully attach the dried flowers to the back of the glass insert using craft glue.

Applying glue to pressed flowers to make table numbers for wedding reception

I suggest using the smallest amount of glue possible to strategically place your petals and stems. Start with layer closest to the glass, and use tweezers if necessary to gently arrange your flowers.

If you slip up, you can use a glass cleaner to wipe off any excess glue. No one will notice a little glue smudge when you’re dancing the night away at your wedding reception anyway!

Plus, you can always press more flowers in less than 5 minutes using the Microfleur flower press.

Step 4: Secure Back of Frame

My gold frames came with prongs that I simply pushed forward to keep the glass insert in place. If you prefer to use a piece of scrapbook paper as a backing, you can insert that and attach the back of the frame.

Wedding table number stand in gold frame

Another option is to hot glue the glass insert into the frame to prevent it from slipping out.

Since I created backless frames, I plan to prop them against a centerpiece on a table to keep them from falling down.

What To Do With Your Pressed Flowers After the Wedding

As I mentioned, you can reuse your wedding table number stands long after you say “I do.” Here are just a few ideas you (and your guests) might enjoy.

Picture frames for wedding table numbers

Sun Catchers

After the wedding, you can remove the vinyl numbers and glue a short chain to the back of your table numbers for an easy sun catcher.

Pressed flowers may fade over time, but that just means you’ll have some vintage charm hanging on your window.

Flower Pressed Art

These pretty table numbers don’t need much dressing up to make pretty wall decor. You can remove the table number or leave it on and make a wall collage.

Bridal Party Favors

Another option is to tell your wedding party to take the table numbers home and use the frames as a keepsake from your wedding. Your guests will love having a token to remember your big day.

Preparing for Your Special Day

DIY gold wedding table numbers with pressed flower background

Since these pressed flowers will retain their color for an extended period of time, you can make them a few months in advance and store them in a cool, dry place.

Don’t forget to create a seating chart or table number cards to guide your guests to their tables (where they will soon be amazed by your awesome DIY table numbers).

If you would like to preserve your wedding bouquet, then you must head over to read my post about drying flowers with silica, too!

If you have any questions about this tutorial or have a request for another post, please leave a comment below.

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Before you leave, be sure to also check out some of my related posts. I have a tutorial on how to press flowers, tips for planning a bridal shower (with tons of DIY ideas), and Christmas ornaments for newlyweds.

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Wedding table number holders using pressed flowers and gold frames

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14 Comments

    1. Oooh, I like that idea, too! There are so many possibilities for pressed flower art. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for the kind words!

  1. These table numbers are just stunning!! I can see them being used for all sorts of special occasions! So pretty!

    Thank you so very much for sharing your awesome project with is over at Waste Not Wednesday!

    1. Aw, thanks, Sam! I’m glad you liked them. Yes, I am looking to use them for my next celebration. They are so fun to customize.

      I’m glad I could join your party! Thanks for hosting!

  2. I love how unique this idea is. So different from the normal table numbers at weddings. It is soft, delicate and just so ‘sweet’. Absolutely love it – my sister-in-law is getting married so sending her this fabulous wedding DIY craft idea now 🙂

    1. Hi Sam! I’m so glad you liked the table numbers. I get a lot of use out of my flower press, but this is one of my favorite projects! Congratulations to your sister-in-law!

  3. Wow! I love this project! So beautiful with the pressed flowers. Would love for you to share at our new link up; Handmade & Otherwise. Hope you will join us!

  4. Oh my, these are so pretty! What an elegant idea for wedding table numbers. Great tutorial too. Pinned to my wedding board 🙂

  5. I love your dried flower posts, and this one is so practical and lovely! LOTS of brides will be able to save money using this beautiful table number tutorial! Pinned to THREE boards!

    1. You are always the sweetest, Julie! Thanks for the kind words. I do hope I can help inspire some brides. It’s cheaper to buy the Microfleur and DIY these beauties than to spend on renting table numbers. I so appreciate you sharing this, too!😘