DIY Entry #1: Just Married Sign

We’re so excited to officially begin DIY month!  We’ll be showcasing some of our own projects along with all of the reader submissions and some fabulous weddings that were submitted as well!  There’s still time to send us your wedding or project, so please email us at {elizabeth anne designs at gmail dot com} with any contributions you have!  Remember the winner of our contest receives a $100 gift card to Amazon.com!

Our first entry is from Snow, who made this beautiful Just Married sign to go above her cake table at her reception.

diy just married sign

Instructions and materials list for this adorable sign (which could be used for a wedding, shower, or any other party!):

You will need:

  • Decorative paper in your wedding colors (I got my paper from the local scrapbook store). I chose different patterned paper to use as backing for each letter to make it more visually interesting.
  • Plain-colored paper to use as backing for the decorative paper
  • Plain-colored paper for the individual letters that will spell out “Just Married” (I used the same colored plain-colored paper for both the backing of the decorative paper and the individual letters. Make sure you use heavy weight paper for both your plain-colored paper and decorative paper)
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Gold glitter paint (from a craft store)
  • 3-D Adhesive dots (from your local scrapbook store)
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon about 6 feet in length

Steps:

For the Just Married Letters:

  1. In a Word document, type out “just married” in the font of your choice (I used GEORGIA font from Microsoft Word and kept all letters lower-case). Put a space between each letter and increase the size of the font to size 800. In Microsoft Word under Format, choose Font and select Outline.
  2. Print the “just married” letters out on your plain colored paper (depending on your plain colored paper color, it may be best to use a white, yellow or other light colored ink to print the letters so you can see the letters when you cut them out)
  3. Cut out the individual letters

For the decorative paper squares that the Just Married letters will be mounted on:

  1. Cut your decorative paper into 6×6 inch squares
  2. Cut your plain colored paper into 6×6 inch squares
  3. Use double-sided tape to back the decorative paper with the plain colored paper
  4. Round the corners of the squares using scissors or a rounding punch from a scrapbook store if you have one

Use the gold glitter paint to outline each letter and also to outline the border of the decorative paper squares. Wait for paint to dry (6-8 hours).

Use the 3-D Adhesive dots to mount one letter on one decorative paper square.

Punch two holes in each decorative paper square

Thread ribbon through each square to spell out Just Married

Display as you wish!