DIY Wedding Anniversary Present

It was our 7th wedding anniversary in August. WOW! I cannot believe it has been 7 years since we said “I DO!”…

I love to keep to the tradition and see what each year means.. 7th Wedding Anniversary present is traditionally copper or wool.  I love making things so I didn’t even consider buying something but instead decided to make a very special anniversary present for my hubby.

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(c) From Evija with Love
(c) From Evija with Love

I was thinking for a while what I could make and in the end decided to make a lovely wooden sign and paint the lettering in copper acrylic paint.. Well that was the original plan…

I gathered planks and cut out the shape from plywood.  I used glue to attach the planks to the plywood, the glue dried within seconds and I could carry on.

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I printed out the text and details that I wanted to go on the sign to the size and traced it onto the wood using some carbon paper.  I really wanted the wood grain to shine through, so instead of painting the lettering I decided to use my dremel and carve the text and symbols.

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Once it was done, I used stain over the whole sign.. here I was a little miffed as I didn’t really like it and the copper was nowhere to be seen, the paint didn’t look as nice as I had anticipated… Plan B – find copper!!!

I ended up going to the DIY store and bought these copper olives as I thought they looked like lovely wedding rings..

I cut them open on one side, gathered them together and glued them on so they looked like two wedding bands joined together! PERFECT!  The sign now looked complete..

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In case you are wondering about the numbers at the bottom… It is the co-ordinates of the church, where we got married! For the eagle-eyed readers…. After writing the post and taking the pictures I noticed I had missed out from the co-ordinates (me being EAGER and not double checking the correct co-ordinates!) just before the W.. I was so gutted.. so always remember to check and double-check everything before you carve!! I will amend this I promise, even if the ” is tiny little mark! 🙂

Happy Anniversary Shaun!

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30 thoughts on “DIY Wedding Anniversary Present

  1. Your wedding present is just awesome!! I really love it! The carved detail in the wood, the rings, everything! Pinned, I’ll ask Santa for a dremel this Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Pili

  2. This is such a great idea, you did an awesome job and so unique!!! I love your wedding photos, they are great so spontaneous!!!

    Thanks for Co-Hosting again with me this month, I appreciate your help!!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Karren

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