Posts tagged Signs
Posts tagged Signs
* Photos are courtesy of Figs & Ginger
Customization is key when planning your wedding. DIY signs are a great way to add fun, handmade and (most importantly) custom details to your decor. There are many different kinds of signs you could DIY. Today I have an easy tutorial for creating signs with words made from pipe cleaners!
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Wood (or any type of board to mount the words on)
Step 1 - Twist the pipe cleaners together to create the letters or words for your sign.
Step 2 - Cut out thin strips of fabric, about an inch wide and as long as you need to cover the whole word. If you don’t have long lengths of fabric your can just use multiple pieces per word. No worries! Wrap the strips of fabric around the shaped letters/words to cover the pipe cleaners completely. All that is needed is a dab of glue and the beginning and end of the fabric strip to hold in place around the pipe cleaners.
Step 3 – Mount your finished words onto a piece of wood or board for display. I used painted pieces of scrap wood. Simply add a few dabs of hot glue to the backs of your pipe cleaner words and press to the board until it is fixed in place.
What you’ll need:
- The Just Married Template which can be downloaded here.
- 11×17 printer paper in the color of your choice
- A printer
- A thin piece of cardboard or illustration board
- Spray mount
- Cutting tool (scissors, a box cuter or a paper cutter)
- Suction Cups
- Glue Gun
- Super Glue
- A hole-punch
- Decorations (Fake flowers, shells, buttons, feathers, lace etc.)- For Flowers I used Vintage millinery anemones which was purchased on eBay(http://stores.ebay.com/Vintage-Millinery-Flowers-Shoppe)
- Wide Ribbon (I found my ribbon at http://www.timelytresses.com)
- Vintage pom-pom millinery (can be found on eBay or Etsy)
Step 1: Print out your template onto a piece of paper. You can print on any color paper to customize it a bit.
Step 2: Glue your paper to a piece of scrap cardboard with spray mount.
Step 3: Trim out your sign. I used a t-square and box cutter, but you can use scissors or a paper cutter if that works better for you.
Step 4: Using a hole-punch cut two holes in the top of your sign where you can add ribbon. I pulled my ribbon through, tied it in knots and glued it. Then I just added a suction cup to the top of the ribbon and glued a flower on top of it. Most suction cups come with a hook so you can hook your ribbon on. This will give your sign the appearance of hanging from a ribbon when you attach it to your back window.
Step 5: Add ribbon and flowers using a hot glue gun. This is where you can get creative and throw in colors you are using for your wedding. Instead of flowers you could use shells, lace, feathers, buttons or just about anything else that will stick and won’t be too heavy.
Step 6: Glue your suction cups to the back of your sign. I like to use super glue gel to put them on. Once the super glue has dried I reinforce them by going around the base of the suction cup with the glue gun.
Step 7: Attach your sign to the back of your car window or the back of your car. The suctions cups will hold to either surface.
I love to see brides recycling. Signs like these from recycled fence posts would look adorable at a rustic wedding.