DIY Wooden Signage for your Wedding

I love a good re-use project – there are so many great materials out there just waiting to be re-purposed! Today I’m going to show you how I made these hand painted wooden signs. Rustic and creative – my type of project!

This method works with all sorts of materials – I used old timber boards, offcuts and a gorgeous slab from a tree trunk.

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You’ll need:
– Timber (depending on the surface you may want to sand it a little so it’s easier to paint neatly)
– Computer & Printer (optional)
– Paper
– Pencil (I used white which was great for the darker wood I was using – a lead pencil would have been hard to see but with lighter wood it would be great)
– Paint (I used white acrylic paint for the contrast)
– Paintbrush – helpful to have a fine one for the details

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1. Print your text or design
I chose to print my designs first but this is optional. Alternatively you could hand draw your design directly onto the wood.

2.
I scribbled over the back of the paper design with a white pencil.

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3. Transfer the design onto your timber
After taping the paper in place onto the wood where I’d like the design to be I traced the design with a sharp pencil. On different woods I found I had to press harder.

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4. Remove paper
Gently remove the paper checking the design came through.

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5. Paint your sign
Now it’s painting time! Paint carefully over the design and let it dry – I painted 3 coats on most of my signs.

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Now you’ve made your very own sign!

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Keep an eye out for more helpful DIY wedding tips and tutorials!

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