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.
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.
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.
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..
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!