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Quilled Table Numbers

Photography: Charles Schiller

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2004


Turn table numbers into works of art with quilling paper.


  • Printer paper

  • 4-by-6-inch card stock

  • Quilling tool or screwdriver

  • 1/4-inch-wide strips of quilling paper

  • White craft glue

  • Toothpick

  • Tweezers

  • Scissors or craft knife


  1. Print out numbers in desired font (a fancy shape lends itself well to quilling) and size (we used 650-point Linoscript for a 4-by-6-inch piece of card stock); you'll use this as a template to shape numbers.

  2. For each digit, curl one end of a 1/4-inch-wide strip of quilling paper by wrapping it about five times around quilling tool or the shaft of a screwdriver.

  3. Then, using template, form number: Starting with curled end, bend paper for curves and crease for angles. Trim paper, leaving a few extra inches, and curl end. Apply white craft glue to edge of number with toothpick, and attach to card, using tweezers; hold in place to secure. To create stand: Cut triangle out of card stock and glue edge to card's back.

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