Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beach Wedding Signs

My BFF got married last week in Mexico and I know that she had looked at some of the beach signs on Etsy. I wasn't sure if she ordered them or not but took the gamble anyways and decided to make one for her to use on her special day. To start off, I printed out what I wanted the sign to say in the font I wanted. 
 Next I cut out the letters with an X-Acto knife to create a stencil. 
 Jamie cut out some plywood arrow signs and we painted them with white acrylic paint. The stencils were trimmed to fit on the sign and taped down. 
 After everything was secured, we sponged on black acrylic paint. 
 Let the paint dry and careful remove the stencil. 
Buy hanging hooks to attach to the signs so that you can tie ribbon to both signs. Jamie pre-drilled holes and then screwed in the hooks on the tops of both signs. You'll need to do that if you want to hang the signs somewhere. You could also nail it to something but we didn't want to bring a wooden take or hammer/nails to Mexico. 
We didn't know if we'd be able to point people in the right direction with the signs because we didn't know where we would find something to hang the sign on so we did the stenciling on both sides. =) Thanks bridal party for leaving all the leftover crafting supplies at my place! They came in handy!