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DIY Wedding Challenge 2010: Directional Signage

If you're like me, you enjoy the little details in a wedding. Take for instance, the wedding directional signage. I L-O-V-E this detail. It may be because the people I'm usually with are directionally challenged (shout out to the majority of my bridal party, family & friends) but I'd like to think it's because it ties in perfectly with our 'Southern Comfort' theme.
I saw these signs & was determined to have them at our wedding!



But, the fact remains, I always try to DIY something before shelling out $$ for someone else to do it. Call me cheap or genius...either way I'll take it as a compliment!
So yesterday I was perusing the aisles of Michael's (I can stay there for hours on end) and decided to walk down the Halloween aisle. Halloween is okay to me, but I never really decorate for it, therefore I never have the need to walk down that aisle @ Michael's. Well, yesterday my boredom & curiosity led me down the loud (and busy) Halloween aisle. I saw these directional signs- that said 'Graveyard' or 'Wrong Way' on both sides and had a hook to hang on a shepherd hook- and a light bulb went off in my head.
"Yes! I'm going to have my directional signs!"
The signs were an olive green with black wooden trim. I needed to figure how to get them to white, black & turquoise. I was super geeked! Then I glanced at the price tag, they were regularly $8.00 and were on sale for $4.00. Yes! I snagged 2 of them.
I then purchased some white acrylic paint & stencils and headed home to work on my project.
Here's what the signs started out looking like!

They are 2-sided signs with the same phrase on both sides.

I made sure to put wax paper down to protect my table. I then painted the inside of both sides the sign with a few layers of white acrylic paint.
My finished product. My very **own** directional signage! Yay! I decided to use the stencil but still try to make it look hand-written.



And how it will look hanging on the shepherd hooks. Yummy, huh?



The best part about this project is that (not including supplies I had at home), the entire cost for one sign was $10. Waaay less than what I would've spent on paying someone else to create!




Last Updated: February 21, 2015 at 7:14 am
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