Then paint at least two coats of your desired paint color. I love this Woodlawn Colonial Gray from Valspar. Just about my whole house is painted in this color! P.S. you can check out my easy method for storing and organizing leftover paint here!
Once the paint is totally dry, it’s time to work on the lettering for your sign. I could have hand painted the letters (like I did here and here), but frankly I didn’t have the time or patience for that method so I opted to use vinyl letters cut with my Silhouette machine. It’s fast, easy, and looks much cleaner than painting everything by hand. Just open your Silhouette Studio software and add your last name in a large, traditional text. The little rulers on each side make it super easy to size the letters to fit your board. Once you’re happy with the way it looks, feed a roll of vinyl into the machine and watch it do all the hard work for you!
Psst! If you don’t have a Silhouette cutting machine yet, there’s a big sale coming up on Wednesday! Make sure to check back to get a discount code and see what other amazing things Silhouette can do! Seriously, it’s my absolute favorite crafting tool!
Peel away the transfer paper, and you have one part done! Only two more to go!
Next, create a second design in your Silhouette software with your wedding date and a special phrase. I chose “Our journey together begins here…” but my own wedding sign says “All because two people fell in love.” Choose something that will be special and meaningful to you!
Cut your second design with a coordinating color of vinyl and use the same method to transfer the letters to the sign. Place the date centered on the bottom of the sign and the phrase centered on top of the name.
I chose white vinyl for the name so it would be light and fade into the background, and I used black vinyl for the rest of the letters so they would stand out. You can use classic colors like these or try playing around with the colors of your wedding! Just don’t forget a tape measure to help center your designs.
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