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Wedding Signs {DIY Tutorial}

by Amy Bowerman

Tis’  the season for beautiful blooms, birdsong, and blushing brides.  That’s right wedding season is upon us!   Now that we are nearing the end of May  all the happy brides-to-be are preparing for their walk down the aisle.  I’ve prepared some DIY wedding signs for my best girls upcoming nuptials.  A beautiful bride needs beautiful wedding decor right?

Today I’ll be showing you how to create wedding signs with Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Dies and items from the David Tutera Bridal Collection (available at most craft stores).

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I shared a tutorial on how to create Faux Chalkboard signs using table numbers and stands from the David Tutera Bridal Collection a while back.  Today I’ve taken it a step further and will be showing you how to add elegant touches to your signs with ease.  You can customize them to suit your color scheme and most of the materials can be found at your local craft store for a song.

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My girlfriend decided on the Calendar guest book we’ve all seen on Pinterest.  I created this sign to show where to sign the non-traditional guest book.

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Since the venue where the reception will be held has two seating areas I created these signs to help direct guests to their seats.

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Two additional Love quote signs will be placed in the cocktail lounge to keep love in the air as wedding guest sip libations.  You can see the quotes I used  in this Faux Chalkboard Sign Tutorial.

 

How to Make Wedding Signs

You can customize this tutorial any way you like and substitute colors, materials, and what not.  This is just to give you an idea.

Supplies:

  • David Tutera Table Numbers and Stands
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Ornamental Die (works perfectly with David Tutera Table Numbers)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers Hearts
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Chipboard
  • White Pen (I like Gelly Roll)
  • Favorite Alphabet Stamps (I use Hero Arts Fanciful Swirls Alphabet)
  • Sticky-Back Canvas
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments (rhinestone, pearls, flowers etc.)
  • Xyron adhesive

Start by penciling your message on black chipboard die cut with Tim Holtz Ornamental die.  Go over pencil with white pen and erase pencil marks once ink is dry.

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Use the Tim Holtz ornamental sizzix die to cut a piece of scrapbook paper for the back.  Adhere die cuts to front and back with Xyron Adhesive (I used a mega runner).

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Cut lengths of ribbon (approx 5 in) and run through Xyron  1.5″ creat-a-sticker and adhere across center.

*Xyron sticker machines are the easiest way to apply ribbon and embellishments mess free!  Check out my Xyron Adhesive review HERE.

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Create custom lovers hearts with Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers hearts.  I cut my hearts out of sticky back canvas and adhered them to grunge board die cuts (you can also use chip board).  Stamp initials with Hero Arts Fanciful Swirl Alphabet (or your favorite set) in Archival Ink.  Run finished hearts through Xyron create a sticker and adhere to back of sign.

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Finish off your signs and add a touch of elegance and sparkle with stick on rhinestones and pearls!  (Rhinestones are Davit Tutera and pearls are Recollections)

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Take your wedding signs to the next level by adding embellishments to the stands.

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I used rhinestones, pearls, and tiny prima roses to embellish the bottoms.

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Table Numbers were stamped on scrap chipboard cut with a fiskars circle punch and layered on a scalloped circle.  Add a strip of Wonder Tape to the back to adhere to wire stem.

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A Dollar bin “Key to my Heart” stamp set was used to stamp these fun images on scraps of sticky back canvas and adhered with Wonder Tape.

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These Wedding Signs are easy to create with Tim Holtz Alterations Die Cuts and a few items from the David Tutera Bridal collection.  If you don’t have a die cutting machine there are plenty of folks on etsy who will make cuts for you so fear not!  I myself am a die cutting enthusiast and will be featuring Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix line tomorrow on featured product Friday.  Whether you are a seasoned die cutting veteran, new to the game or still on the fence you will want to check out all of the creative uses for Tim’s dies I discovered!

For more DIY Wedding Tutorials check out the link list below.



 

Have a blissful day!

Amy*

 

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1 Marjie Kemper May 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Sweet! Love the canvas hearts and the added details of decorating the stand bases.
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2 Audrey Pettit May 17, 2013 at 8:40 am

You have the most creative ideas, Amy! Wow, these are fabulous!
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3 Anita Houston May 17, 2013 at 2:39 am

I bet Martha herself will be sneaking a peak over here for ideas! You always amaze me with your new and FUN things to do to jazz things up! I love it! These signs are too cool!

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