Wood Burned Table Numbers

While I was playing around with my woodburning tool, I found this simple way to create a beautiful laurel design. Since I'm assisting my friend with her wedding planning, my mind immediately jumped to how I could incorporate the design into a DIY for the big day. We decided on these table number displays for the reception. I love the rustic look we achieved with a little baby’s breath and a mason jar vase, but I think the design is classic enough to fit into a number of different wedding styles as well.

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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    Gather your materials.
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    Use a pencil to sketch out a number and the curve where the laurels should go.
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    To create the laurel design, start by pressing the edge of the wood burning tool to one side of the line. Then shift the tool 45 degrees and press again on the other side of the line. Follow the line and alternate back and forth to create the laurel leaves.
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    Use a hand drill to make a hole at the top of the wood shape.
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    Mix one part wood stain with two parts water, and apply a wash over the whole shape. You can adjust the mix to create a lighter or darker stain if you prefer.
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    For the hangers, cut 10 inch lengths of the copper wire. Use jewelry pliers to shape one end into a hook.
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    Then just slide each table number onto a hook to hang. These can be placed into mason jars, planters, or vases.
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  • Woodburning Creativity Set
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  • Craft & Jewelry Long Nose Pliers
    $3.99
  • Craft & Jewelry Side Cutter Pliers
    $3.99
  • Hand Drill With 3 Drill Bits
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  • Semi-Hex Graphite #2 Pencils 12/Pkg
    $7.20

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