Friday, October 30, 2009

Yay! Another DIY Checked Off The List!

OK....so I'll have to give "Becoming His Mrs." some props for putting this idea in my head. She had gone to Michaels and found some Halloween directional signs for 1/2 off a few weeks ago and painted over them to create directional signs for her wedding. So............I also went to Michaels, but unfortunately they were not on sale at my store. Bummer. But then I thought, "Hey! Dollar Tree always has stuff like that for every season/holiday."
But before I bought any signs, I decided to head over to my reception site to see what kind/types my venue could use. I really only needed one for the gate entrance to the courtyard, as there are two different areas you can enter into. One of them being a Senior Center in which my guests could end up surrounded by seniors in yoga positions. Mmmhmmm.
So I took some more pictures of the outside of my venue and headed off to Dollar Tree. I found a very simple "spooky" sign, and bought it for a buck. Well, duh, of course! It's Dollar Tree!
Unfortunately, I did not even think of taking pictures of it for tutorial sake. My baaad. I didn't think of it until I had already spray painted with white acrylic, stenciled the design in pencil AND had started painting it in.....super my bad! Well, what's done is done. I've already forgiven myself.
So above pic is of the supplies I used......

This pic is when I realized I should have taken some pictures...........
....and this is my completed project! I am really happy about the way it came out. ESPECIALLY because I've never, as an adult, painted with brushes. Takes some getting used to! Oh, and I actually used a thin black Sharpie to write the Mr and Mrs line on the bottom, which I failed to include in my supply pic. I was NOT ABOUT to attempt doing THAT with a paint brush!
And I just thought I'd throw in the green fence where I'll be hanging my pride and joy.

( border stencil and spray paint from Walmart, letter stencil from a dollar store, brush on acrylic paints and brushes from Michaels, sign from Dollar Tree)

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love love love the design that you did around the border, and the sweet font at the bottom.

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  2. Ahh yes, the font. I used Baroque Script from 1001 free fonts. I typed it out to go from top to bottom on 8 1/2" x 11" setting, and printed it out. Then on the backside of where the font was, I scribbled pencil all over to act like carbon paper. Then I placed my saying in the spot I wanted it, facing up at me, then traced (on the paper) over the letters with pencil. Removed paper, and there it was! Then I just traced over with Sharpie.

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  3. It looks fabulous! How cool. I just received my directional sign in the mail today (ordered it from Etsy). I will post about it soon :) You DIY's are amazing...I just do not have the creative talent (nor patience) to pull those projects off. Nicely done!

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  4. Great job! What a fun DIY :)

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  5. The sign is so beautiful!! You did an amazing job!!

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