Goood morning ladies! I had a gem of a post drop into my inbox yesterday and it’s so good I just couldn’t wait to share. Rebecca has done all the hard work so I’ll let her take the show… Wooden DIY Intials ~ Wedding Project… enjoy!! XxX
So, hello there Sonia and Want That Wedding DIY lovers! I’m Rebecca Douglas a Kent based wedding photographer who has an addiction to crafty DIY projects. I thought I’d share a recent DIY project that would make for a super cute wedding decoration.
Dr Douglas and I will have been married 5 years this Saturday. Can’ne believe where the time has gone, I had just graduated and Mark had arrived in Sheffield all fresh eyed to do his PhD and he sat down next to me in swing band. ‘Is this seat free?’ he chanted in his rhythmical Scottish accent. A quick survey of running my eyes in his direction, tall, Scottish, musical…..’Why yes, this seat is free’. And the rest is history so to speak.
Every year I try and make him something meaningful based on the theme for the anniversary. This year’s gift theme is wood. So, I hit Pinterest and Not On The High Street for inspiration and liked the idea of making some art work out of wooden letters of our initials. I then thought about what I would cover the ‘M&R’ in and got my thinking cap on some more and here is what I came up with:
Read on for the full DIY Project which is great for wedding decorations, gifts, and 1st (paper) and 5th (wood) anniversaries.
1. Here is an overview of things that you will need.
◦ Wooden letters
◦ Scalpel and cutting mat
◦ Spray glueI got my dearest daddy to cut the letters on a laser cutter for me on some off cuts we had from a DIY project but you can also pick them up on ebay . I went into soppy-drive for the letters. The M is a page from Mark’s PhD, he did it in applied maths and solar physics so it means nothing to me(!). I just looked for the page which had lots of gobble-dee-gook on it and then photocopied it onto some champagne coloured paper we had left from making our wedding invites, can’t believe we still have so much stuff tucked away!The ‘&’ is vintage music of our first dance and one of the first songs we played in band when we met, Billy Joel’s ‘Just the Way You Are’. The R is a map of Thanet as I did Geography at uni and love my hometown of Ramsgate, aaah the sea!2. Trace around the letters on the area of paper that you want to cover the letter.3. With a steady hand use the scalpel to trace the lines and cut the design. I was amazed at how easy this was as the pencil had left a small groove in the paper, it seemed to follow it without too much effort! Repeat this for every letter.4. Lay down some scrap paper and then place your letter on top and evenly spray the surface with the craft glue.
5. Put the paper letter onto of the wood while the glue is still wet, lining it up at the bottom to start with makes it easier. If the glue is still tacky it is easy to move it about a little after it is laying on the surface of the wood. Repeat this for each letter et voila!!
What a super cute wedding DIY! These personalised initials would look great on your dessert buffet or gift station and would also be an awesome prop for your bridal / engagement shoot. I love how Rebecca personalised hers to have a special meaning to her and her hubs, happy 5th anniversary guys and thanks so much for sharing with WTW!
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