Table numbers seemed like such an afterthought when I initally began planning my wedding, but Marrisa brought up a great point recently how a lot of brides struggle with keeping the paper goods on the actual table. If you are getting married somehwere where there might be high winds, the project below would be great idea for a bride who is concerned about her table numbers flying away. Thanks, Marissa!


• as many jars with lids as there are tables, rescued from the recycling bin
• fabric scraps 8″ square or larger
• double stick tape
• white paint pen available here
or at most craft stores – $3.29
• twine or thin ribbon
• tailor’s pencil available at any fabric store or here – $1.19
• pinking shears- same story, fabric store or here – $27.24
• sand, available at your local gardening store, or here – $1.99/bag



1) clean jars and lids thoroughly and
remove all labels.  Soaking them in soapy water will make easy work of
this, though occasionally a stubborn label will leave a residue.  Goo
Gone will take care of whatever you can’t scrub off
2) Print out numbers and cut down along dotted lines.  Use a piece of double-sided tape to stick number to the inside of glass
Trace over number with white paint pen.  Allow to dry a good 5-10
minutes, then go back and paint a second layer until number is opaque
4) Roll a piece of paper into a funnel (or just use a funnel if you have one) and pour sand into jars until almost full.


5) Use lid to trace circle onto fabric with tailors pencil or disappearing ink marker.
6) Mark 1″ around that circle and then cut out with pinking shears
7) Screw jar lid onto jar, and have someone hold fabric over the lid
while you tie twine around the top.  If you are doing this solo, put
fabric on with a rubber band first and then tie the twine.
8) Voila, table numbers that will hold up to the windiest of days.

table numbers


Comments (9)

Myriam | Reply

Wow! What a simple idea– but yet looks really impressive. I see these fitting for a number of themes. How eays to chenge up the contents in the jar or the color of fabric on the top for an entire new feel!

jen jafarzadeh | Reply

I love this idea! Would be a great way to make kitchen canisters special, too.

Lydia | Reply

This is such a cute idea! I think it might work well for any celebration really.

chelsea {oh my deer} | Reply

ooh i love this! and i love any excuse to use a white paint pen.

heather | Reply

perfect for an outdoor wedding…beach or picnic! i am so using this one day!

The Perfect Palette | Reply

great idea! very creative & inspiring!

Jeana | Reply

These are so gorgeous! I blog and I almost always have to feature your DIY’s and send people to your site!

carter and cook event co. | Reply

this is brilliant! i love it! very cute.

Marisa | Reply

Adorable! What about rock salt as a filler? Super cute, super affordable!