Well, I’ve discovered that perhaps right before you head into holiday season it might not be the best time to start up a blog. Things got crazy busy and although I completed several projects, I didn’t have any time to write about it. So I’ll try to catch up on a few things. Let’s start with a a fun and fairly easy one.
Last fall I volunteered to help my friend out with her daughter’s wedding. Over the past six years I’ve planned and decorated for proms, birthday parties, family reunions and a wedding. I’ve come to really enjoy planning and decorating for these events. So this wedding was familiar ground. It was great to work with my friend too. We discussed all the plans, I got to give suggestions, she purchased all the supplies and then I got to put it all together. It was great! The wedding theme was rustic. I really wanted to do something special for the bride and groom. Something that would really work for their wedding but also be able to use in their home.
I had seen several pins on pinterest of a rustic looking “welcome” sign on an easel that I really liked so I decided to do something similar. I also found on pinterest, a quote that I really wanted to use….”And so the Adventure Begins”. It was perfect for this couple.
So to make this project I downloaded the image I wanted onto my computer. Then I went to Block Poster (a website that will turn images into poster size…there are several different sites online you can use for free). Once I sized it to the size I wanted I printed it out right on my home printer. It prints it out on multiple sheets depending on how large you make it. I pieced the sheets together to make one big poster.
I had already purchased a precut piece of plywood at Home depot for about $5 and then stained it with a stain we already had.
So then I put a sheet of transfer paper on top of the board and then the print out sheets on top of that securing it with tape so it wouldn’t slip. Then I just traced the letters with a pencil.
Once the letters outlines were transferred to the wood, I painted the letters with white craft paint.
It turned out perfectly! I wanted to personalize it so I added their names.
Then I added a little flourish at the top.
At the wedding I placed it on a wooden easel at the entrance ( unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of that 😦 ). I couldn’t have been more pleased with how it turned out and the Bride and Groom loved it too!
Another project finished. Time to move on to the next one.