Saturday, August 6, 2011

DIY Reception Decor: LOVE Sign

Another project that we used at the reception was a 4-part sign that spelled out "LOVE".  I had seen an inspiration image on Style Me Pretty, and just knew that I had to create my own version.  My dad had collected some great old barn boards that he cut into 8" long segments.  We found unfinished wooden letters at Michael's Craft Store that we painted our signature pewter color.  We attached one letter on each board, then created stands for each sign to stand on.  Below is the step-by-step process and pictures to guide you along the way.
Step 1.  Sand the corners of edges of the unfinished wooden letters.
Step 2.  Paint each letter with interior latex paint.
Step 3.  Hot glue letters onto barn board cut into 8" long pieces.
Step 4.  Drill hole into bottom of the piece of wood attached to back of barn board pieces.  This reinforces each board segment and provides a hidden place to insert the dowel rod.  Insert the dowel rod into bottom of each reinforcing board and into the top of 3"x6" wooden base.  We painted the dowel and base board to match the letters before we assembled each sign. 
I hope this inspires you to create some of your own wedding decor.  If you see something you love online, build it!  It will not only be less expensive than finding it in a store, but will also be so much more personal to you since you spent time to create it.

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