Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder April 10, 2015

DIY | Metallic Thread Table Numbers

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, table numbers are one of my favorite projects to DIY for a wedding because you only have to make a few – yet every single guest get’s to experience them. Low work – High impact. Table numbers are actually on my list as one of the 5 easiest projects to DIY for your wedding. These are simple but a tad time consuming and kind of old-school crafty, which I love. Follow my printable design guide in order to stitch up an awesome set of metallic thread table numbers… or see if grandma will do it for you!

Time frame: 30 minutes per number

DIY gold metallic thread table numbers
DIY gold metallic thread table numbers


  • metallic embroidery floss
  • embroidery needle
  • foam piercing mat (or bubble wrap)
  • thumb tack (or paper piercer)
  • colored cardstock
  • scissors
  • our FREE design printable!
DIY gold metallic thread table numbers

Cut your cardstock down to fit your choice of frame, I used a 5″ x 7″.

Using my FREE printable design, either hold it over your cardstock or cut the numbers out – whichever makes you feel more comfortable. With your project over a foam surface, carefully make a hole at both ends of each line design using a thumbtack or paper piercer – this is where you will sew.

DIY gold metallic thread table numbers

There you have it, your number is outlined and you are ready to sew.

DIY gold metallic thread table numbers

For the embroidery floss, I only used 3 strands — all floss come with 6 strands so you’ll need to separate them. If you use all 6, it will just be thicker and might rip through the holes, your choice. I think that part of the beauty is seeing through the stitches… sew back and forth, back and forth, back and forth across your number until it’s complete!

DIY gold metallic thread table numbers

There you go! Ready to be framed.

DIY gold metallic thread table numbers

ps. this frame is from Nate Berkus for Target a few years back and I love it!

DIY gold metallic thread table numbers

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Something Turquoise Photography for // DIY tutorial and free downloads: Jen | Something Turquoise // cardstock, scissors, piercing mat: // embroidery thread and needles: Amazon // seashells: CereusArt // nails polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme

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