DIY Wedding Gift made from Wooden Pallets

Today I am so excited and I will be sharing a super special post.  My good friend got married in May this year and I knew straight away that I wanted to make a special wedding gift for the happy couple.  This wedding gift comes from the heart as a lot of thought and love went into making it..

You may recall my anniversary sign I made for my husband a few years back.  One day the bride was round my house and she loved it! I knew straight away I would make something similar to mark her big day.  I wanted her sign to be a little different so incorporated things she loved – sparkle and turquoise!!

First I  cleaned and sanded down some pallets.  I didn’t really use measurements just approximately decided what size to make. As you can see Coco was a great help too!

Our sign had co-ordinates of our church, for this sign I decided to leave the co-ordinates out as I didn’t want to mess it up!  You can see my anniversary gift idea here.

I started by doing the carving first.  I measured and centred the writing on piece of wood and using a carbon paper traced the text and numbers.  I then carved the lettering and numbers using my dremel (UK link and US Link).

Then the fun could begin.  I painted the bare wood in various colours of blue and let it dry.

I then sanded down most of the paint as I simply wanted some hints of blue popping out.

I then glued (and screwed) the pallets on 6mm plywood and added some picture hooks at the back.

I put dark varnish over the whole piece ( I think I did 2-3 layers using a cloth).  I highlighted the text and numbers with some acrylic paint and used some gold paint for highlights and the heart.  I then sealed with some clear varnish and glued the heart on.  Voila!

From Evija with Love SIGNATURE NEW

3 thoughts on “DIY Wedding Gift made from Wooden Pallets

  1. Wow, such a nice Wedding gift and also very personal. We are going to Weddings in August, need to make something personal too. Still looking for ideas. But yours is truly gorgeous!

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