18 DIY Table Numbers & Holders for Weddings

diy wedding table numbers

The Spruce / Caylin Harris

Anyone that has planned a wedding knows that the devil is in the details, so it's important to prioritize. Table numbers are the first thing your guests look for once they get their place cards. Make that moment count by making some creative DIY table number holders.

We've collected some of the most stylish table number tutorials that are practical, inexpensive and easy to make. 

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    Nestle Table Numbers Inside a Terrarium

    wedding table number terrarium
    Bespoke Bride

    Combine a terrarium centerpiece with a table number card for spring and summer weddings. For less maintenance, prepare these in advance using faux flowers. 

    DIY Terrarium Table Numbers from Bespoke Bride

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    Design Table Numbers With a Modern Aesthetic

    modern table numbers
    Ctrl Curate

    You won't need a lot of supplies to tackle these modern table numbers. Head to the hardware store and pick up some inexpensive wood blocks and house numbers. 

    DIY Modern Table Numbers from Ctrl Curate

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    Make Some Faux Greenery Accents

    eucalyptus table number

    This DIY idea adds extra interest to a standard wood block table number holder. Drill two small holes next to the number slit on your number holder block. Then, place a couple of eucalypti stems in the holes you drilled. You can opt for fresh eucalyptus on the day of the wedding or prepare these in advance by making paper eucalyptus stems. 

    DIY Paper Eucalyptus from Ruffled

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    Make Romantic Table Numbers out of Wood

    diy wedding table numbers
    The Spruce / Caylin Harris

    If your dream wedding is both modern and romantic, these light pink table numbers are a lovely choice. To get started, you'll need wooden squares, paint, and some adhesive numbers.

    DIY Wedding Table Numbers and Holders from The Spruce

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    Customize Table Numbers With Childhood Photos

    custom wedding table numbers
    Something Turquoise

    Making table numbers personal is a fun touch that will serve as a conversation starter for your guests. This option picks photos from every year of life. Other variations include fun facts that correlate with the number of the table. For instance, table five might say something like, "5, The day in M​ay that Mike proposed to Julie."

    DIY 'When We Were Age' Photo Table Numbers from Something Turquoise

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    Paint the Table Number on a Centerpiece

    centerpiece table numbers

    Wooden planter centerpieces look great for outdoor and barn-style weddings. To simplify the tablescape, paint the table number directly on the centerpiece using chalkboard paint. 

    DIY Metallic Chalkboard Table Number from Ruffled

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    Upgrade a Clear Acrylic Frame

    acrylic frame table numbers
    The Budget Savvy Bride

    If you have a die-cutting machine, you can make these table numbers at home using metallic vinyl and some acrylic frames. There are thick versions you can buy online, or you can pick up some cheap clear frames at a discount variety store. 

    Acrylic Frame Table Numbers from The Budget Savvy Bride

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    Keep the Table Number Holder Simple

    table number holder
    The Budget Savvy Bride

    If you have a lot going on for a tablescape, try designing table number holders that are tall and simple. To make these, you'll need wooden dowels, spools, cubes, and mini clothespins.

    Wooden Table Number Holder from The Budget Savvy Bride

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    Print off a Table Number Design

    table number printable
    Lia Griffith

    You can purchase an endless amount of table number designs on the internet that will coordinate with your theme. Before you do that, explore some free options. Once printed, tuck the cards into a plant that will work as a centerpiece and table number holder. 

    DIY Wedding Table Numbers from Lia Griffith

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    Wrap Fairy Lights Around a Number

    string art table numbers
    Me and Mr. Jones

    Upgrade a standard string art project by using fairy lights instead of string to outline the numbers. This project will add ambiance to a table without needing candles.

    DIY Starry Light Wedding Table Numbers from Me and Mr. Jones

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    Reuse Old Frames and Line Them With Fabric

    vintage frame table numbers
    Elizabeth Ann Designs

    To make these table numbers look more eclectic, consider differentiating each vintage frame. Pick a variety of different fabrics that coordinate with one another and paint each frame a different color. 

    Vintage Frame Table Numbers from Elizabeth Ann Designs

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    Turn Growlers Into Table Number Holders

    wedding table number growler
    Something Turquoise

    Between everyone in your family, you might be able to tackle this project without needing to source any growlers. Clean the exterior of the growler then print off these brewery-inspired table number labels. 

    Growler Table Numbers from Something Turquoise

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    Mold Some Table Numbers out of Clay

    clay table numbers
    The Sweetest Occasion

    These wedding table numbers will be fun to make if you like baking or crafting with clay. Grab a rolling pin, some old cookie cutters, and toothpicks to whip up these for your wedding.

    DIY Clay Table Numbers from The Sweetest Occasion

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    Stamp Numbers on Old Book Pages

    old book table numbers
    Lovely Indeed

    There are a few different ways you can show off your personality at your wedding. If you're a couple who loves to read, highlight that with these table numbers. After the wedding, they would make for a fun addition to a gallery wall

    DIY Framed Table Numbers from Lovely Indeed

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    Use a Stack of Vintage Books as Table Number Holders

    vintage book table numbers
    Wedding Bells

    If you love vintage items, incorporate some of your collection into the centerpiece. Use old silver trays for the base and stack together three books to act as the table number holder. 

    DIY Vintage Book Themed Table Numbers from Wedding Bells

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    Stencil the Number on a Candle Luminary

    candle table number
    Brooklyn Bride

    Tea lights make beautiful accents on tables for nighttime weddings. Create a collection of them and have the main luminary serve as the table number. To create the number, draw it out on masking tape and use that as your stencil. 

    DIY Table Number Jar Lights from Brooklyn Bride

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    Rest a Table Number Inside a Faux Succulent

    faux succulent table number holder
    Style Me Pretty

    Table number holders don't need to be fussy or involve a lot of parts. Head to a local craft store and pick up a variety of faux succulents. To make sure the fake greenery will work, bring along one of the table numbers, so you can make sure it stands up straight. 

    Rustic Desert Wedding from Style Me Pretty

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    Hang Table Numbers From a Wine Bottle

    wine bottle hang tag table numbers
    Something Turquoise

    Save the servers some work by leaving the wine or champagne for the toast on the table. Before dinner, it will work as a table number holder. Once everyone is seated, the person in charge of the toast can instruct each table to pour some wine or champagne for themselves. 

    Wine Bottle Table Number Hang Tags from Something Turquoise