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~ Number stencils (download them for free here)
~ Painters tape (to hold down the stencils)
~ Double sided tape
~ Paper (I used a roll of kraft paper from Home Depot)
~ White paint
~ Loose glitter
~ A sponge (I actually cut a square from my moms dishwashing sponge - hey, use what you've got)
~ Q-tips (for cleaning up the edges after stenciling)
~ Spray adhesive
~ Hot glue gun
Also, here is a little crafting tip our fabulous friend Leslie told us about! She found rolls of kraft paper at Home Depot in the "Painting Department" for super cheap (way cheaper then at a craft store). I bought a huge roll for about $10.00, and I found another roll about the size I needed for the wine bottles for around $2 . . . . score! . . . seriously, it made my day -- it's the little things!
STEP 1: I stenciled all of the numbers and sprinkled clear glitter dust on the wet paint, then touched up any smudged edges of the numbers with Q-tips. Next, I cut some small doilies into halves, sprayed them with spray adhesive (over a large section of newspaper - you'll be surprised how far that spray travels), and laid them out over night to dry.
STEP 2: Using double sided tape, we wrapped the table numbers onto the wine bottles. Then, using a hot glue gun, we added little buttons down the back.
STEP 3: Lastly, we tied gingham bows (to go with Jen's theme of "Gingham & Lace") on the necks of the bottles.
... and here are some shots from the wedding ...
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The idea was to have usable table numbers, so that after the guests found their seats, the servers could pour the wine and then clear the empty bottles, leaving a cleaner look.
However, they were so cute, the servers thought the table numbers were part of the decor and never opened them. So I collected them at the end of the night and stored them in my parents wine closet. Now Jen and Brandon have a bottle of wine from their big day for their first 19 anniversaries!