January 18, 2013

Of all the wedding DIY projects you can create… I think table numbers can be the most fun. Unlike seating cards and favors… table numbers can be a quick and inexpensive project because usually you aren’t making more than 20. So here is a fun and glittery way to easily make your table numbers stand out!

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SUPPLIES // 8″ x 10″ value canvases (meaning the cheapest ones!), Mod Podge, Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Satin Finish, Martha Stewart Tinsel style glitter, wax paper, pencil, paint brush and a small paint roller.

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Start by painting your canvases. I’ve found that using this small Martha Stewart paint roller is much easier than using a brush – and the canvas will have a much smoother finish. I did two coats for each color.

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Using a pencil trace each table number onto your freshly painted canvases, after they’re dry of course!

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Using Mod Podge crafting glue, carefully paint your table number. Make sure there is an evenly heavy amount of glue creating the number – this is what will hold the glitter onto your canvas.

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As soon as you are done painting with the glue, add the glitter. Let it sit for a minute or so and then gently shake off. GLITTERING TIP // If there are areas where glitter is missing from your number – wait until the glue has dried to add more – if you don’t the paintbrush will pull extra glitter away with it!

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To add little polka dots, dip the end of your paint brush in the Mod Podge and pounce it onto your canvas. Pick up excess glitter and sprinkle over your polka dot glue!

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Gently shake off excess glitter…

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Once the glitter and glue has dried for at least an hour, take a soft bristle brush and gently brush away any excess glitter. TIP // I like the difference between the matte satin paint and the sparkly glitter – but if you’d like you can paint the entire canvas with the same Mod Podge Glue to seal the glitter and add an overall gloss finish to your canvas.

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So cute and SO easy… these will make terrific table numbers, perhaps a Mr & Mrs sign, maybe even your initials… or just a funky design!

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! Happy Crafting!

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Photography: Studio 11 // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Satin Craft Paints in Beach Glass, Wild Salmon, and Lake Fog, Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter in Copper, Martha Stewart paint brush and roller, Mod Podge Glue, 8″ x 10″ ArtMinds Super Value Canvas Pack of 10, – all of these supplies were purchased at: Michaels

5 Responses to “DIY | glittered canvas table numbers”

  1. Angelica says:

    Wish I thought of this back in July for my wedding! I love it when projects are simple and hand-made with love!

  2. Katie says:

    This is just AWESOME! Simple, sophisticated and sparkly all at the same time!

  3. [...] Glittered Canvas Table Numbers. How cute are these? We discovered these table numbers on the blog, Something Turquoise. Jen made this project using canvases, Martha Stewart paints, and Mod Podge. Click here to see [...]

  4. Krista says:

    Love this idea! What did you use on the back the back to have it stand up?

    • Jen | Something Turquoise says:

      Hi Krista! You can use anything you’d like, you can lean it against your centerpiece or a glass jar… we had a decorative wood stump behind it that you can’t see ;)

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