Happy Earth Day! Wooden signs are all the rage for nature babe brides. For my friend's November nuptials, I made several wooden signs and today I'm highlighting my two faves.
First thing to note is how these signs were, um, "unearthed." I enlisted the help of my amazingly handy daddy-o, who knew exactly what wood to buy (Home Depot, $9.99/sanded board) and sawed them into my measurements. After the cutting, I stained the wood (Home Depot, $8 in Dark Walnut) with an old T-shirt on both sides and let dry in my garage for one week. Stain is POW-FUL and does not lie when it says it will stain.... anything. So be careful and be sure to leave a good amount of time before painting afterward so the oil is 100% absorbed.
The first is a welcome sign adorned in florals that match her wedding's color scheme (burgundy, champagne and blush tones). She sent me the idea from Pinterest. Biggest thing here: making sure the top and bottom flower areas take up the same amount of space!
I like to think I use pencil first and then paint... but a lot of times I end up just painting because I never follow the pencil marks anyway!
The second sign will become their guest book. Guests will sign their names with metallic sharpies at the wedding, so there needed to be plenty of empty space. This idea was from Pinterest as well. You can customize it with florals, colors from your wedding, anything!