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!