Wedding Signs

I love the idea of wedding signs - especially for outdoor weddings...adds a nice little touch.  I was inspired by the ones from Etsy Seller, Family Attic. Here's an example of their products:


Wedding Sign Set of 3 Wedding Reception Cocktails 2010 BRIDES SPECIAL Cottage  Vintage Style 15X7.5 Handpainted and Handmade

So I decided to make my own version.  I love the script font...but I didn't know how to do something like that without royally messing up . So I found these little letters at Michael's Arts and Crafts.  The signs are hanging from shephard hooks:

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Materials:



  • 4 Wooden signs in the shape of arrows from Michaels (approx $3.50 each with coupon)



  • 1 Antiquing paint kit from Michael's (approx $8 with coupon) - comes with Base paint, gloves, antiquing paint and brush



  • 4 Shephard Hooks from Joann's  (approx $4 with coupon)



  • 34 letters from Michael's (2 Ceremony, 1 Cocktails, 1 Reception) (approx $15)



  • 1 can of spray paint (black) (FREE - FIL supply closet)



  • 8 eye hookie thingies that screw into the wood and wiring (FREE - FIL supply closet)



  • Wooden glue (FREE - FIL supply closet)



Total cost = approx $35 for 4 signs

Instructions - Super Easy!

1 - Paint arrows with base paint and let dry. Do one side at a time and let dry before moving onto the opposite side.

2 - Paint antiquing paint onto arrows (do one at a time and in small patches) wipe with damp cloth to get antiquing effect.  Wipe with dry cloth to get more distressed look.  I did it both ways. You can see from the pics that the Reception & Ceremony signs are darker/more distressed - this effect was created with the dry cloth.

3 - Spray one side of the letters and let dry. Once dry, spray paint the other side of the letters.

4 - Once the letters and arrows are dry, you can glue the letters on with wood glue.  Make sure you practice first and us a ruler and a pencil to keep letters straight and evenly spaced.

5 - Mark where you want to place the eye hookie thingies. Should be evenly spaced and int he middle of the arrows. 

6 - Wrap the wire around the hooks.

Voila - you are done - the longest part of this project is the drying time!

PLEASE - show me your DIY signs!

 

Posted on April 24, 2010 at 11:41 am
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jennypaul87
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cute! I'm SOOOO investing in a wood burner and making some like this as well. Good job!

Posted on April 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm
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jENNYPAUL87 - Sounds like a great idea...would love to see your finished products (or even your trial runs!)

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 7:07 am
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Very cute! You did an excellent job....good inspiration...thank you :)!

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm
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So cute!! Great job!

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm
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GREAT IDEA!  They look awesome!  :)

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 7:42 am
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I like yours better than the Etsy one's...great job!!

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 8:42 am
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love yours,greatjob

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:38 am

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