DIY: Vintage Wood Table Numbers

DIY wood table numbers

This one is for all you lovelies planning a pretty rustic wedding. These cute vintage wood table numbers are super easy to make and add the perfect bit of chic rustic-ness to your tables. You could even use this idea for other design elements for your wedding too – endless possibilities! Thanks again to our rad DIY contributors, Jessica + Garett over at Wednesday for sharing all the details with us today!

wood supplies

You will need:
• Pieces of wood
• Cardstock paper
• Inkjet printer
• Scissors
• Elmer’s glue
• Modge Podge
• Foam brush

How to create the table numbers:

1. First you will need to determine the design you want to transfer on the wood. We created a 2 with a garland wrapped around, but you can do whatever you’d like!


2. With your foam brush paint a smooth layer of Elmer’s glue on a piece of card stock. Be sure to fully cover the area where your design will be. Let the glue has completely dried.


3. Print a reversed inkjet image on the glue side of the cardstock. Once you have that paint a thin, smooth layer of Modge Podge on the wood and stick the inkjet image face down on the wet Modge Podge. Make sure to press down hard and smooth over. Let the glue dry for 8 hours.

DIY wood table numbers

4. After the transfer has dried for 8 hours let it run under warm water from the faucet until the cardstock is completely saturated and peels off from the wood on its on its own.


Once it is off, it should reveal your rustic design on the wood!

DIY rustic wood table numbers

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  1. I tried this and it didn’t work! Not even close. Does the wood need to have varnish on it already? I sanded the wood to make sure it was flat but did not treat it. I made sure the elmer’s glue was completely dry, and put on the print out when the modge podge was still wet. Also made sure I waited 8hrs (10hrs to be exact) and the image didn’t transfer, and the bits that did easily rubbed off.

  2. Where can I get the wood from please? I am looking for look exactly like this one

  3. A little dubious that the transfer would work due to one of the previous posts but it worked amazingly. I did lather on the mod podge so perhaps that helped! They will look amazing on my table with my tree branch place holders … Thank you for the post x

  4. I would really love to know the font of the printed number 2. Love it. Does anyone know?


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