I pondered our table numbers for MONTHS. There were so many possibilities out there, what would I do?? I finally came across this post on Ruffled Blog one day:
I found the frames for $1 a piece at The Dollar Tree. I was able to find 15 of them around Christmas Time and then figured I'd come back another time and pick up the rest. Well, turns out The Dollar Tree changes out their inventory at the beginning of each year...so when I went back to look for more frames they were NOWHERE! My family and I looked at virtually every Dollar Tree we could find in our area, finally my dad found them but they were only in a maroon and brown color.
He bought 13 more of them in a maroon color, took them home and spray painted them black.
I printed large numbers on paper following the insructions from the Ruffled post. However, cutting them out exactly was tedious. I needed these done quicker and faster. The solution? Transparency Paper. I used Engravers MT size 300 Font and printed them all out on transparencies. The single digit numbers were easy. I jsut had to line it up where I wanted it, place some tape behind and cut along the edges.
Put them in the frames:
Then I cut out the second number individually and placed it on top of the transparency paper in the frame with tape.
I was so happy with how these turned out, I loved the discolored music paper behind the black numbers. It cost me $23 for the frames and about $50 for the transparency paper (which I only used half of)!
I can't wait to show you how they all looked on my tables!