One of our latest DIY obsessions are the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” signs we have spotted at trendy shindigs across the web.
Typically, brides and grooms hang the signs from the back of their chairs, letting the signs double as place holders, or use them in breathtaking photos.
What we love are the new, creative DIY signs that people are making… Whether you make one on your own, ask a family member to whip something up, or find your favorite seller on Etsy, we are loving how the signs add to the excitement of a wedding day. Browse through some of our latest pin-worthy ideas, then see how to make your own sign below.
We got to thinking that setting up signs on the table like place cards might be another fun way to incorporate what we think is a precious idea- and a way to snag great photos like this one:
After your big day is over, signs can double as décor that reminds you of your commitment, and adds a little flavor of love to your new home!
Here’s what we did:
- 2 pieces of flat wood with bark edges (we bought ours from Hobby Lobby, but any craft store should carry something similar)
- Printed “Mr.” and “Mrs.” text
- Pencil or graphite stick
- Nail Polish
- Small photo stand or easel
- Rub the back of your “Mr. “ and “Mrs.” With the edge of your pencil or graphite stick. This is a technique we use to transfer shapes onto items when tracing paper or a lightbox won’t quite work. Little tricks like this are one of the reasons it can be helpful to have a wedding pro by your side during the wedding process.
- Pressing hard, trace the outline of your “Mr.” and “Mrs.” Text onto the middle of your wood
- Pull sheet away, to reveal a graphite outline on your boards
- Using fingernail polish or paint of your choice, carefully color in letters. You could also use marker, acrylic or oil paint or even glue and glitter, depending on the flavor of your wedding. We have a small obsession with gold at the moment, so we chose gold nail polish.
- Let dry.