Typographic Place Settings

By Rachael Smith of Penelope and Pip

Typographic Place Settings

Typographic Place Settings

If you’d like a change from the usual place settings for your wedding or summer party, making your guests a sweet wooden name could be just what you need.

You can leave them natural if you are after a rustic look, or paint them the color of your theming so they fit beautifully into your decor.

Typographic Place Settings Materials


  • Wooden craft letters
  • Balsa wood
  • Wire (thin gauges are best)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Gold spray paint (optional, or use a color to suit your theme)

Balsa wood is really soft – you an easily cut it with an X-acto knife or similiar.

Step By Step Typographic Place Setting DIY
Step 1: Line your wooden letters up across your balsa wood and cut the wood to the correct length.
Step 2: Cut your wire into pieces – I used 10mm, however, it will depend on the size of your letters.
Step 3: Glue your wire pieces onto the back of your letters. Wait for them to dry before inserting.
Step 4: Insert your little letters into the balsa wood.
Step 5: You can paint your letters now or leave them natural. We painted ours gold.

Typographic Place Settings

These are such a cute way to add a typographic element to your wedding don’t you think?

Find more of Rachael on her blog.

  1. Pingback: DIY Project: Typographic Name Settings | Penelope and Pip

  2. jet

    so cute , and well done!!!Like it , not only for a bridail party but as well for any party it’s a fun idea.
    It makes people feeling welcome and children as well.
    thank you for the great tute and the sharing