My last DIY project before the wedding is complete! Wanna learn how to make your own DIY Table Seating Chart using an old door? Follow along for all the steps to complete this project…
So I watched this tutorial put on by a local Ottawa calligrapher, Becca Courtice to learn how:
First, here are the supplies you’ll need.
- Old Door (or another applicable surface)
- Sharpie Oil Paint Pen (or another brand)
- Bistro Chalk Pen (or another brand)
- Rubbing Alcohol (or Acetone)
- Paper Towel
- Straight Razor
I downloaded a trial of Adobe Illustrator as instructed in Becca’s video and did layouts on 8 artboards to get a general sense of how much space I had in each window pane. Printed them out and taped them up beside the windowpane to draw guidelines with the chalk marker. It worked out that each guideline for the text was exactly 2 inches apart. You can see Table 5 above in the top image still has guidelines.
I only made a few mistakes here and there or hated how the calligraphy for the word Table was turning out. I’d use a bit of rubbing alcohol on a paper towel, rub it off and then scrape the rest of the paint residue off with the straight razor.
I simply used a paper towel to wipe off the chalk guidelines once the text was complete!
Absolutely in love with the finished product and can’t wait to see how it looks at the venue!
Are you making your own Table Seating Chart for your wedding? or hiring someone to do it for you?
Here was the final product at the venue!