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Master January 2016

Glittery Table Numbers - Who's DIY'd Them With Success?

SummerS, on October 15, 2015 at 1:15 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 34
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I NEED to have these, but they are just insanely expensive on Etsy for the amount that I'm going to need. I've found several sets I like on a few different wedding resale sites, but none of the sellers seem to want to get back with me about me buying them, so that's annoying.

So, who has DIY'd these with success? I'm talking about the kind that are usually wooden cut out, glittered, sparkly and are attached to a base so they stand on their own. Pictures? Was there a particular tutorial you used online that was really helpful? Particular supplies that you think made them great? Tips? I'm not a very crafty person, I just don't have the patience for it, but I'm seriously considering trying to DIY these because I just really REALLY want them for my tables.

Any help is appreciated!

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  • MrsA
    Master October 2015
    MrsA ·
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    Easy. Craft stores have the flat wooden numbers. One side at a time, use a paint brush or sponge and thinly cover it in glue. I prefer tacky glue. Then poor the glitter on it liberally. Do this on a paper plate. Take the letter and let the excess fall off. Set it aside on newspaper. Let it dry and then do the other side. You can buy flat wood pieces, spray paint them and then hot clue the number on. You can glue the number onto the painted bottom first and then apply the glue/glitter and do both sides at once.


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  • HereComeTheYorks
    Master April 2016
    HereComeTheYorks ·
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    1 - I bought my silver ones from Hobby Lobby.

    2 - I used mod podge to DIY glitter this & sign.

    and my friend used glitter spray paint on her numbers and they turned out really well. I do not have a picture of them at the moment, but there are a few ways to do it. I would highly recommend buying the numbers when they are on sale. Hobby lobby has them on sale occasionally.



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  • Danielle
    Expert July 2016
    Danielle ·
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    I want to do this too and was having doubts because they were so much on etsy. Thanks for posting this and the answers!

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  • Tara
    Devoted November 2015
    Tara ·
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    I'm pro DIY but make sure you find a sealant so they don't shed glitter

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  • SummerS
    Master January 2016
    SummerS ·
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    Thanks for the tips everyone. To be honest I'm still holding out some hope that I'll hear from any of the people I've messaged about buying their set because I'm scared to take this on, lol! I may take a trip to the craft store this weekend and buy one number to try and see what happens though Smiley smile

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  • Tori
    VIP September 2015
    Tori ·
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    We painted ours. But Michaels had the best numbers & Hobby lobby had the better bases. I am sure it would be hard to glitter them. Be sure to seal them though. Smiley smile

    ETA: DH drilled a hole in the bottom and attached them to the base that way. They were pretty much perfect

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  • Amanda
    Dedicated October 2015
    Amanda ·
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    We just finished ours yesterday. They look great, but were a lot of work. I can definitely see why they cost so much now!!! I'll attach a picture when I get home.

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  • HereComeTheYorks
    Master April 2016
    HereComeTheYorks ·
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    Summer how many do you need and what color?

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  • SummerS
    Master January 2016
    SummerS ·
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    @hcty, definitely silver and I guess I don't know for sure just yet how many I'll need. I feel pretty confident that it'll be somewhere between 15 and 20, so I've been looking at sets of at least 20 to purchase to be on the safe side.

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  • MoSunshine
    Expert March 2016
    MoSunshine ·
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    Whoa whoa whoa...a wedding resale shop?! I had no idea these existed! Can you point me in the direction of the best ones?

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  • N
    VIP January 2016
    NoMore ·
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    Summer, I think I want to do this as well. If I find some time this weekend, I'll try one and depending on how it comes out and if you like it, I can make them for you, no charge, if you just buy the supplies. I need something to occupy my time and crafting is super therapeutic for me, although I'll admit I am not always the greatest. But I can try and see what comes of it. Lol.

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  • Angela
    Dedicated October 2015
    Angela ·
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    I would either do the modge podge idea and loose glitter, or you could spray paint them with a base color and they have glitter spray paint! I used the modge podge and loose glitter on my card box, and the spray paint for my frames, turned out awesome!

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  • SummerS
    Master January 2016
    SummerS ·
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    @MoSunshine, I just googled "wedding resale" and found plenty. Some are Wedding Recycle, Wedding Bee, Tradesy, Ruffled, and then there are tons of Bride-2-Bride pages on FB that you can search for.

    @Denise, what an amazingly generous offer!!! I'm still hoping someone will answer me from the messages I've sent about the ones I've seen for re-sale online because it really seems like such a huge undertaking, but I mean if it's therapeutic for you and you really wanted to try some definitely let me know how they come out and I might just take you up on it if it's something you ended up wanting to do. I won't hold you to it though if you find it's a TOTAL pain in the A$$ and change your mind!!! LOL Smiley smile

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  • N
    VIP January 2016
    NoMore ·
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    LOL! Sounds good. I'll let you know what my findings are. Smiley smile

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  • Danielle
    Expert July 2016
    Danielle ·
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    @Denise let us know what exactly you use and the process!

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  • MoSunshine
    Expert March 2016
    MoSunshine ·
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    Thanks @summer!

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  • Kristen
    Savvy February 2016
    Kristen ·
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    I bought wooden numbers with flat bottoms from AC Moore for extremely cheap. I first spray painted them purple, my color scheme, then coated them with a silver glitter spray paint. Finished them off with a clear top coat spray paint. They cost me probably a total of $40.00 and look adorable. I also added the wire picture holders to the tops of them for pictures of my fiance at the table number's age! Smiley smile

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  • Future Mrs S
    VIP January 2016
    Future Mrs S ·
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    Love glittery table decorations. Smiley smile Hope you get some answers soon, Summer.

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  • P
    Beginner September 2016
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    I want to make the same thing! What kind of product do you recommend to you use to seal in the glitter? thanks

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  • Elizabeth
    Beginner April 2016
    Elizabeth ·
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    I also saw wooden numbers in Walmart where the craft section is they are between $0.75 to $1.50 depending on the size.

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