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DIY Moss Table Numbers

We’re delighted to have our good friend Jenny of Hank and Hunt with us today to share how to make these eye-catching moss-covered table numbers. You could always use the numbers alone on the table, but to kick it up that extra notch we love the idea of placing the numbers under a bell jar as seen here!

diy moss table number

From Jenny: As the temperatures cool, you can still add touches of the season from outdoors into your wedding décor. The easy moss wrapped number resembles a tiny topiary gracing your table and is a perfect addition to a fall wedding.

For this project, you will need:
-large bell jar
-wood numbers (to fit bell jar)
-bamboo skewers
-wood disks
-instant Green Moss sheets
-kitchen scissors


Instructions:
1. Cut skewers to 3” using the inside part of the kitchen scissors. Hot glue to the back of the wood numbers, be sure to adjust for straightness.

2. Moss comes in large rolls with a mesh on the back. Cut a small sheet large enough to overlap around the number. Trim around the edges, leaving enough to wrap.

3. Wrap the edges and secure moss down with hot glue underneath, trimming and pulling as needed. If it starts to move on you on a few of the trickier numbers, feel free to tack down the front of the number with a few dots of hot glue first. For curves and corners, cut the overlap to the edges with slits. Add small pieces or chunks of moss and glue to fill in holes on the back.

4. While holding the number vertical, hot glue the bottom of the skewer to the center of the wood disk to make a stand.

5. Cut a piece of moss to cover the base of the bell jar and trim to fit. Cut a radius slit from the edge to the center to slip in the number stand.

6. Secure the number to the center with hot glue. Add the moss base over it and tack down edges with hot glue. If you plan to reuse the bell jar, it’s okay because the hot glue will come off easily later.

7. Place the top over the jar and repeat with remaining numbers.

The moss wrap technique will work for any base of your choice, think about incorporating into a floral centerpiece or tacking to the top of a interesting collection. Use a variety of objects, like ribbon or fabric, to hide the base of the number. They would be equally gorgeous as initials or a grouping to say hello on the escort table.


View step-by-step tutorial images in the gallery

13 Comments on DIY Moss Table Numbers

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  • 1

    LOVE this idea! Moss is a great addition to any table. x

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  • 2

    It’s a fabulous idea! And the result is very beautiful.
    Thanks for the tuto and see you!

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  • 3

    I absolutely love the “do it yourself tips” these moss covered table numbers are adorable and super easy! Thanks for the tip, I’ll be sure to use it if a bride needs a woodsy element for her outdoor wedding.

    -karin@cinderella4aday.com

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  • 5

    Gorgeous! The glass cloche really makes it wonderful!

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  • 6

    I love this idea, we are having our wedding next september and we have a whole rustic outdoor theme. This is going to be perfect! Thank you for sharing :)

    Do you by any chance know if the font in the first image is done by hand or if it is something I can purchase? I am looking for a script font for my invites and I love that one.

    thanks!

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  • 8

    This is wonderful and I love the result. BUT this is very EXPENSIVE! The Bell Jars cost a lot a piece (the cheapest I can find for a medium to large size is $30 a piece). If you are having more than 10 tables is starts to get pricey! I’d love to see this done for the budget conscious bride!

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  • 9

    I’m not all that familiar with the moss fabric used here. Is the moss synthetic? Is a misting required? What sort of changes would need to be made to do with picked moss?

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    • It is preserved moss. The moss is real, but is dry and adhered to a mesh backing. Misting is not required. It is available in sheets and rolls. I found it easy to work with, but little bits of do it get everywhere, so it requires a lot of clean up.

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  • 10

    I love this especially because I am already incorporating moss into my theme….I may try this out.

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  • 11

    I followed this tutorial, and the numbers and letters came out beautifully. Great tutorial!

    I am now selling them in the “Recycle Your Wedding” section. You can see the listing here:
    http://ruffledblog.com/community/recycle-your-wedding-browse/reception/table-numbers-preserved-moss-1-8-amp-more-9623.html

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  • 12
    Ashley Alydane on March 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Can anyone recommend where to buy the materials? Particularly the glass bell jars- I’m having a hard time finding these for a reasonable price! I love this look and would be so happy if I can find a way to do it on a budget…thanks!

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