7/7 DIY or DIE: Modern Geometric Table Numbers

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Why hello again!
It has been a little while …
And I’ll be damned if I didn’t suddenly develop an all-consuming lust love for geometry since we last hung out.
Not to mention a serious crush on a certain little piñata.


It started innocently enough …
A few week ago I decided to try my hand at making a modern geometric monogram, which led to a few arrows (there’s a pun there somewhere, right?), which led to these table numbers and soon I will have an entire styled shoot on my hands. Or a wedding. Or a graduate degree in mathematics. Or a very bright scrap yard.


But before I get even more carried away, I thought I should pop over here and share the graphic goodness with y’all Broke-Asses.


These geometric table numbers are super simple, crazy cheap, and supremely satisfying once you rip the tape off, and see all those perfectly straight little lines making all those perfectly adorable little triangles. Best of all, this technique is easily applied to a whole host of other wedding projects! And as you can probably surmise from my prolific experiments, it might be a little addictive.
Consider yourself warned.

So are you ready to transform a few 2x4s?
First, here’s the visual of what you will need for this project:


Just a few notes: Originally I was going to use 2x4s, but once I was at Home Depot, I decided to splurge and use 3/4” birch instead. This came out to about $1 per block. I cut my birch to 6” tall at home, using a hand-saw and a mitre box, because The HD employees were too grumpy to be bothered that day. I think you could have your mom ‘n’ pop store do the cuts, be more patient than me at the Home Depot, or do what I did. You have options. Not pictured above: Regular 1” painters tape which comes in handy for centering your numbers and taping off the block edges.

Okay. That’s it. Ready. Set. Sand.


I think these free-standing little numbers are a fantastically fun way to add a pop of color to your tables, while helping direct your guests where to sit. They would also be a great modern wedding prop and would be an adorable way to display your wedding date in engagement photos, wedding photos or as decor in your venue.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tape and get busy!
OR grab this discount code (GEOCRAZYBAB) and pay me to color inside the lines while you keep your paws clean!

See y’all next time!

Tabitha Johnson is an art making, food loving, DIY obsessed party stylist who works in the film industry and really enjoys a good cup of coffee. Or a Manhattan. Her work has been featured around the web on Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Once Wed, Ruffled, Lover.ly and Weddingbee. Her other interests include old things, gold things, cat cafes, beautiful light, books, bicycles, travel, exploring DTLA, her cute boyfriend, her furry family and you! Part-time Francophile, full-time bonne vivante, you can check out all her adventures over on her blog Winston and Main.