Showing posts with label picture frame seating chart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label picture frame seating chart. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wedding DIY Project: Picture Frame Seating Chart

Now that you have your table numbers made (See Wedding DIY Project: Vase Table Numbers) you need to have a way to show your guest where there seat is.  This is an easy way to make a fun seating chart using a picture frame.

wedding seating chart

All you need for this project is:
  • a picture frame (a poster size is your best bet)
  • plywood strip
  • small wooden letters
  • wooden decorations
  • small hook screws
  • twine
  • paper
  • mini clothespins
  • paint
  • glue

Making the Sign
Step 1
Determine the length needed to fit all the letters and any decorations and that looks good with your frame size, and cut it to that length.

Step 2
Paint the plywood, letters, and decorations.  Three colors work nicely for this.  If you only have two main colors, white is always a good go-to for weddings as well as silver or gold.

Step 3
After the paint has dried, glue on the letters and decorations to the board as desired.

Making the Rest
Step 1
Glue the sign to the top of the frame.

Step 2
Determine the height needed for your table pages to hang from and screw in the hooks to the inside of the frame appropriately.

Step 3
Tie twine to each hook to string across and cut

Step 4
Print out a list of names for each table and cut to size and attach to pretty paper

Step 5
Pin up the table lists with the mini clothespins

*Note: I wanted the table lists to be hanging freely with no backing on the frame, but whoever set it up at my wedding didn't realize this so that choice is up to you.  I think it looks good either way.

Tips on Choosing a Frame
When choosing a frame, I went with a simple white one but if you want a fancier look, go with an antique looking ornate gold or silver frame.

Large frames can be expensive, and this is supposed to save you money, so make sure you look for a good deal on it!  Check out thrift stores for antique ones (you can buy an ugly painting just for the frame) or if you want a more simplistic one, you can go to Michael's but make sure you go during a frame sale or use their weekly coupon! (See Wedding Decorations Michaels Coupons)