Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DIY Wedding Arrow

In between writing thank you notes, cleaning the kitchen, putting away gifts, and getting new carpet put it, I wanted to show you a wedding project I made last week. :)

It's an arrow sign to put up at our wedding to direct our guests on where to go. This was a really easy project and didn't take much time. I had a lot of fun making it too.

I started off with just a plain wood sign I bought at Michaels.
I painted the entire sign with some brown acrylic paint for the base.
After the brown paint dried, I painted over the top of the brown with an antique white acrylic paint.
After the white dried, I took a piece of sand paper and sanded it down so that the brown underneath showed through where the wood grains are.

I also bought a set of stencils from Michaels and used them to sponge paint on the letters in brown.
And it was finished! I still need to screw in some hooks in the top and tie some ribbon on it so that we can hang it at the wedding. :) Hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks for reading!


  1. What a quick and easy craft with big results! Love it!

  2. Genius! I love it! Especially with the brown underneath.. so crafty :)