How to DIY Concrete Table Numbers for a Wedding or Event
In this article I show you a fun and creative tutorial on how to DIY concrete table numbers for your own wedding or other event!
Have you noticed the concrete trend all over the place? I jumped aboard the concrete train and went to town creating table numbers. And let me tell you, these were so quick and easy to make. They only took around 10 minutes in total to produce — drying time not included.
Not only that, they are also a really affordable DIY project.
- Paper mache numbers ($35)
- Precision knife
- Concrete mix ($15)
- Bucket to mix the concrete
- Spray paint ($5 – $15)
Depending on how many table numbers you require and the colors of spray paint you want, I estimate that you can get away with spending about $50 – $75 for 10 table numbers.
Steps to DIY Concrete Table Numbers
- Buy as many paper mache numbers as you need and cut off the top of each using a precision knife. Make sure that the side you don’t cut is the side you want on display. Remove the zigzag cardboard from inside.
- Fill the mold with concrete. Just follow the directions on the package. Once you have the concrete in the mold, make sure to tap and lightly shake from side to side just to make sure that the concrete goes into all the corners. I waited 24 hours before removing the mold, and I suggest you wait a similar amount of time. Usually the concrete packaging will say how long it takes to set.
- Peel away the paper mache. You may need to rub it to remove all the residue. Tape off the area you don’t want painted.
- Spray paint using your favorite colors! This is where you could get really creative with designs and patterns – rainbow concrete numbers anyone?
All that is left is to wait for the concrete to dry. Then you can remove the tape and place them on your table!
You can also skip painting and go for a more industrial plain concrete look as pictured above. I can’t decide what I like best but I’m leaning towards the painted ones.
Which style is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.
Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!
Love this idea! Were you able to reuse the paper mache number after peeling it away from the concrete number? Or was it pretty much destroyed after the first use?
This is brilliant! Really want to try this! 🙂
Brilliant! Just out of curiosity, how heavy was the finished table number?
Thanks Christie! They weigh around 1-2 pounds each.
I love it!! It looks awesome, maybe I’ll try it with some letters! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
Fun! I love the flower tins as well. 🙂
super cute and simple