I was able to squeeze in one DIY entry for today! Remember the DIY Contest deadline was extended till Saturday March 27 so you have two more days to send over your projects. I received so many entries that I actually won’t be able to post them all tomorrow. Since the remaining entries will be spilling over into next week, I might as well give you one more chance if you wanted to enter but ran out of time! The first place winner will receive $500 and second place $100 to spend in goodies from Wendy Mink Jewelry. Follow the link to enter our DIY Contest.

Today’s entry was sent by Veronica, she made the most adorable vintage wallpaper table numbers!

What you’ll need for one 6″ Table Number Pinwheel:

– 3×6″ strips of wallpaper x 4 (I used vintage wallpaper found on eBay)
– Card stock
– Contrasting construction paper (for the numbers – see directions for other options)
– Hot glue gun and glue
– Glue stick
– Scissors

DIY Pinwheel Table Numbers Horse Ribbon


Step 1: Start by making 1/2″ accordion folds in each strip of wallpaper. Overlap the end of one strip onto the next strip, using a line of hot glue to secure, and so on. Bring the last strip around to the first strip and secure as you did with the others. You will now have a floppy, oblong tube.

Step 2: On a flat surface, push the top of your tube down and towards the center until it’s laying flat and the center edges meet – this is your pinwheel shape. Secure with a dab of hot glue in the center and hold until the glue is set. Flip your pinwheel over and dab hot glue in the center of the backside as well, for added strength.

Step 3: For the numbers, I used construction paper and cut the 1 1/2″ tall shapes with a die-cutting machine. If you have a die-cutting machine, great, but it’s totally not necessary. Another option is printing the outline of the numbers onto colored paper and using scissors to cut the shapes. You can also draw numbers using a marker or paint them on. You could even purchase vinyl numbers or stickers at any craft store. So now that you’ve got your numbers …

Step 4: Cut a 2″ circle from your card stock, then secure your table numbers to the surface using a glue stick. Place another dab of hot glue into the center of your pinwheel and simply press your circle on top. That’s it! I used all sorts of different wallpaper patterns for our table numbers, and I’m super excited to use them at our wedding.


Comments (12):

  • Scott Sponsler on April 5, 2010

    These are fabulous! So creative. I love them.
  • Jeanne Boyd on April 5, 2010

    These will be perfect for my weaving guild's 30th anniversary party...using vintage weaving designs copied from the late 1970s and early 80s magazines.
  • Janet Lagerloef on April 5, 2010

    These are truly unique - one of a kind! Love them.
  • KATIE on March 26, 2010

    Super cute idea! I love the idea also of using vintage book pages instead of the wall paper... Also, putting them on a stand is a great idea!
  • c_tyler on March 26, 2010

    Adorable - I'll be saving this one to use for sure! That idea has so much potential and is a great way to work in a print on a table setting, love it.
  • Stephanie @ Starry Night Design Studio on March 26, 2010

    Those are very cute!
  • Jolette on March 26, 2010

    These are genius! You can make them so they match your colour scheme perfectly.
  • amanda on March 26, 2010

    hi jan, you can find them all here: http://ruffledblog.com/category/diy-projects/
  • Jan on March 26, 2010

    Very, very cute! But what happened to DIY #8? We skipped from 7 to 9, unless I missed it :)
  • Audra Colpitts on March 25, 2010

    I really like this idea for table numbers. Very pretty and simple! You could make a night of it with the girls and a bottle of wine. :)
  • Veronica on March 25, 2010

    Thanks, Thirty-Something - that's a really good idea! I've toyed with adding card stock circles to the back just to clean it up. P.S. I totally love your blog . . .
  • The Thirty-Something Bride on March 25, 2010

    Sooooooooo cute! You could probable do double sided ones as well and use them on a stand.


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