Recycled Wine Bottles + Pretty Paper = Chic Wedding Decor
Wine themes are the trend du jour for many weddings. One simple way to add a splash of wine in your wedding’s decor is to repurpose real wine bottles as a creative table number display. Here, we show you how to create your own “label” to show guests to their seats, which you can customize with your own style and size of font.
All you need is one wine bottle per table, along with text paper and a patterned specialty paper to get the look. Choose multiples of the same wine bottle for a pulled-together look or a hodgepodge of wine bottles for a more eclectic style.
Here’s what you need for each wine bottle table number:
- 8 ½ x 11 text weight paper (Old World Blanco Matte)
- 8 ½ x 11 Chiyogami paper (Mum Gold Black) or any patterned Japanese paper
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Adhesive of choice for mounting the label to the bottle
Step 1: Download & Open Wine Bottle Table Numbers Printing Template
If you’re happy with the font and color in the template (Veranda, black), then you’re ready to print your first set of table numbers. If not, select the text and change the font, size, and color to your liking.
Font shown on bottles is Goudy Old Style
Step 2: Print Set of Two Table Numbers
This template allows you to create two labels on one 8 ½ x 11 sheet of text weight paper. If you’ve changed the font style or size, you may want to do a test print on copy paper first to make sure it is going to look balanced and even.
Now you’ll have table numbers 1 and 2. For all other table numbers, simply follow steps 1 and 2 again, selecting and editing the text to show the table numbers you need.
Step 3: Fold the Table Number Page in Half along the 11″ Side, then Cut
After folding the page, open it up and set it in your paper cutter or pull out your scissors to cut along the fold to separate the newly created labels. Each label will measure 4 1/4 by 11 inches.
Step 4: Measure and Cut your Label Background
Turn your 8 ½ x 11 sheet of specialty paper over on back. Using a ruler or paper cutter grid, mark a line at the 5 ½ inch mark down the shorter (8 1/2″) side of the paper, then cut, yielding a 5 1/2 x 11 inch background layer.
For most commonly shaped wine bottles, your label will ultimately measure about 5 ½ x 11 inches, but depending on the shape and size of your wine bottle and the label that is already on it, you may wish to alter this to your preference.
Step 5: Adhere Label Paper to the Background Paper
Set the label so it’s centered over the patterned background and adhere it on top using the adhesive of your choice. Make sure it’s adhered well by pressing down with your fingertips. Check for any corners that aren’t sticking and reapply adhesive as needed.
Step 6: Wrap the bottle with the Label and Adhere
Tightly wrap the label around the bottle, covering the old label. The label is long enough to overlap, so you will need to apply a generous amount of glue on one end of the label and adhere it to the other.
Make sure it’s tight enough so that it will stay on the bottle (extra glue may be needed if it doesn’t hold) and that everything lines up beautifully.
And you’re done! Easy, wasn’t it? Get creative in how you use your wine bottle table numbers — you can also add a stem flower inside or anything else you imagine.