A Little Background!
When I was younger, and had a great deal of energy every day, I absolutely loved being creative and crafty! I enjoyed just sitting down and not paying attention to anything else. I would paint anything from beach scenes to animals and even fire helmets for my daddy. But as I got older, time got shorter, and all of that wasted energy was not there to waste anymore! From time to time I would paint different imitations but mostly just creative quotes, not pictures like I used too, but even then I cherished it just as much as I did before. My parents were so proud of me as well which made it all the more exciting to see that they were in awe of the creations I made myself. They loved showing every painting or drawing off and they usually showcased my artwork around the house.
Anyways, we’re really close with our neighbors across the street and Zack, the older sibling, proposed to his girlfriend, Olivia, at the beginning of the year. We were all extremely excited of course and Olivia started planning right away. So I guess in the midst of all of her outlining she found some signs that she unquestionably adored but she didn’t want to pay for, however. Well that’s when Hope, Zack’s mom, decided just to throw my name out there! I was certainly eager to make them and said yes right on the spot. What the really weird thing was is that I knew what to do, I guess because of my creativeness? Anyways, I didn’t have to do any research and I started right away.
How To Make Wedding Signs!
So here are the steps I used to make Olivia’s alluring signs and the steps you can use to make your own personal creations!
- You have to pick out your cute little signs or sayings (Pinterest is a prodigious website for this) that you want to create! Make sure they’re remarkable because you’ll remember them every time you think of your special day and you’ll probably keep them forever!
- Make sure to get all of the main supplies before you begin! These supplies include:
1) Wood (cut to any size you desire)
2) Paint of any color (regular paint or even spray paint will be sufficient)
3) Ribbon (any color)
4) Big Sharpie (sharpies work better than trying to keep a steady hand with paint)
- Cut the wood to the size you fancy but make sure to incise one hole at the top of each corner. This is so you can lace the ribbon through so you can either hang it up after use or even hang it around somebody’s neck while they walk down that special aisle.
- After the wood is cut to the perfect size it’s time to apply the paint! 2 to 3 coats of paint would be great but you honestly have to judge it on your own.
- Since you already picked out your notable saying or sign that you take a liking to, now you need to type it up on the computer in whatever font suits you best! For Olivia I ended up using the exact picture of her signs except in a larger font so it would fit across the wood. Print those pages out so they’re easy to trace over (and make sure they’re the same size.)
- Place the printed out words on top of the wood and make sure they are in a straight line the whole way across. You can even tape it to make sure the pages stay in place but make sure that tape doesn’t end up tearing the paint away.
- Now it’s time to trace! Using your big sharpie start writing over the words with a lot of pressure so the sharpie bleeds through as much as possible. This will make it easier to see what you’re writing on the wood and the font will be perfect when transferred over.
- After copying all of the words lift up the paper and make sure the sharpie bled through as much as possible. If not go over just a little bit harder in case.
- Pick up the papers and mark out the writing with the sharpie again (no paper in between this time) and make it as dark as you want.
- You can add any delicate designs if you want just to make your signs a tad bit more appealing than before, but if you don’t want too you definitely do not have too. You’re making it for you!
- Add the ribbon through the holes to complete your whole project.
- Now you’re all done!!
Now of course there are plenty of other ways to make wood signs or even Wood pallet signs and there are many different websites to search that may help you significantly more than my simple steps but they worked for me so hopefully they work for you too! Go ahead and check out my gallery where I posted pictures of my finished products and you can even attach pictures of your creations so I can see if this helped you out!
One piece of advice is to plan ahead for this project. Me being the procrastinator that I am decided to wait awhile to start them and probably could have spent a lot of more time being precise and more detailed with the little parts. This project took approximately two to three days for me so if you decide to start a similar project I would definitely plan about two weeks if you want them to be absolutely perfect!