Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wine Bottle Table Numbers

Last month at work I had the opportunity to plan a HUGE dinner party! It was for about 100 people and I planned it in a little over 4 weeks - talk about putting my skills to the test! The event turned out beautiful, we had the food catered and the linens, tables and chairs rented, and I made the centerpieces and the table numbers. 

 This is part one of my Dinner Under the Stars Event blog- part two will be of my centerpieces. The party was to showcase a fabulously remodeled back yard (hence under the stars) and they wanted the theme to be Tuscan Style. Immediately I searched good ol' Pinterest to see what I could find. Immediately I LOVED the idea of wine bottle table numbers - kinda perfect right!? And it was something I could do easily and inexpensively. Empty wine bottles are always around...

Step one is to gather the bottles - since the party was so large I needed 11 for 11 tables. 
Then I removed the labels- this was a little challenging as some did not want to come off! The easiest way I found was to run them under really really REALLY hot water to loosen the adhesive then used the rough side of a sponge to get it completely off. 

 After all of the labels were removed I washed them inside and out and let them dry.

Now it was time to paint! Im sorry, I do not have a picture of the supplies I used but here is what I started off with:
Paint Brushes
Number Stencils
Masking Tape [to hold the stencil in place]
Martha Stewart Paint in Flat White
Martha Stewart paint in Gold Glimmer

I painted one bottle to see how the stencil I bought turned out: 

But I felt the numbers were too small, even though I like the font.

So I turned to option two - I had number decals in my craft supply and decided to use those! You could very easily cut the numbers from a Silhouette Machine [I have one on my wish list].

Then I painted:
2 Coats of white paint
2 coats of gold paint
(letting them dry in-between)

Be very careful to not get to crazy outside of the lines - I found on some of them that I did and when I removed the stickers it wanted to lift the paint too! :-(

White Paint:

Gold Paint:

 Then once they were all dry I very carefully peeled the stencil off and Voila! The finished product on the table! 



  1. What a great idea!! Love this and the table looks great!

  2. What a cute idea! I'm a new follower from the Aloha Friday hop, and I'd love a visit back at when you get the chance! :)

  3. Great idea! I did a wine bottle project on my blog recently as well. Love these table numbers!! Wanted to stop by and thank you so much for linking up at the CHQ Blog Hop this week! Hope to see you again next Tuesday! Have a great week!
    XO, Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net