It’s June and wedding season is in full swing! This is always a busy time of year for me since I do bridal hair and makeup. I love being a part of so many beautiful women’s special day. There is so much work that goes into planning a wedding and while it can be a great time it can also be extremely stressful! I myself have always said that I don’t want to have a wedding but that doesn’t mean I’m not full of ideas when it comes to them!
One of my closest friends is getting married this July and my other friend and I had this idea to make her a Family Established Sign as a gift. While putting this post together I thought I would do a round up of all things wedding!
First things first, the established sign! I am obsessed with how this turned out!
Here’s the low down on how to make your own. My friend Emily got some wood from Home Depot (pine) and used brackets with sheet metal screws to hold the 3 pieces together. Each piece of wood was cut 5 1/2″ tall and about 19″ wide and then when placed together the whole piece measured 16 1/2″ x 19″
Next, she painted on the stain and then using a towel, wiped off the excess stain. We used American Walnut stain by Varathane.
The next day at work I used my projector in my classroom to project the image that I wanted on the board (thank goodness for recess!) I created the image on Print Shop. If you don’t have a projector you can use this technique here. I simply followed the edges and traced it with a pencil.
The next step is starting the painting. I began with the back letter K. I used a sample of black paint and made sure to not cover the part of the letter where the last name will go. To make it a bit simpler I traced the letter with a black sharpie then filled it with paint.
I did two coats of the black.
For the white part I knew using a paint brush was going to be really difficult since the font I used had some very thin parts so I went to Michael’s and purchased a white paint pen. Just like with the K I followed my trace and filled in the letters with the paint pen.
The last part to paint was their “established” wedding date on the bottom!
At first I wasn’t loving how crooked some of the letters were looking but then I was reminded that it is a homemade gift and aren’t those the best? By the way, she LOVES it!
Here is a round up of other wedding related posts I’ve done before! Click the title under the photo to read the post!
DIY Here Comes The Bride Sign