Easy woodsy table numbers and place cards

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Crafty Tribesmaid Shareourwedding turned a pile of free logs into some gorgeous mossy table numbers. She even accented these woodsy numbers with equally natural place cards, on the cheap and easy.

from logs to table numbers

Now, I'm not always a do-it-yourself-er, because usually what happens is something like this. But this time, sans instructions, I had a vision, and I went for it. I present to you my easy DIY mossy tree slice table numbers and my quick simple place cards.

7616528602 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)First, the guy that lives across the street from my suburban-Chicagoland Target had free logs for sale. I grabbed some that were about 5-6″ in diameter and brought them to my dad, who used to be a carpenter. He busted out his old chainsaw and we got to slicing.

7616528732 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Then I found some synthetic moss mats.

7616558384 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Then, I printed out some numbers from the computer to use as “stencils” to create a more unified look.

7616557962 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Then we go to work. First we traced the numbers. Trace them backwards on the opposite side of the moss mat so that when you cut them, the moss side has numbers in the right direction.

7616558470 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Next, cut out the numbers.

7616557858 d3075d5ed5 z alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Finally, take some wood glue, and glue the numbers on the wood sliced, like so.

7616558098 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)This is to give you an idea of their size.

7616558722 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)I just used Elmer's Wood Glue. In the end, the numbers turn out pretty darn snazzy.

7616558804 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)We made a special one for our sweetheart table.

I thought I'd slip in another tasty DIY treat — our table place cards. They're going to be rocks set on a bed of moss.

7616558292 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)I bought a large bag of rocks.

7616558176 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Then I bought a white, extra-fine tipped Paint Sharpie and wrote my guests' names on one side of the rocks, and their table number on the other.

It was pretty quick, simple, and I'm excited to see how it will look on the bed of moss and succulents!

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    • YES!! Let me know if you need some more ideas 🙂 I didn’t know you’re an offbeat bride–hooray!

  1. I loove this idea. 🙂 i love weddings using moss and wood, it’s such a natural sweet look.
    Instead of cutting the moss you can also make a moss paint from yougurt blended with moss (I think it is), and you can just paint the numbers with this substance and wait for it to grow – if you have the patience 🙂

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