Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Established Name Sign

Since before the hubs and I were married I have been in love with these established signs that you can find on etsy. I just always thought they would be the perfect wedding gift, and I always thought I could make one instead of spending 50 bucks for someone else to make it and then pay shipping. So, I found the shape wood that I wanted at Hobby Lobby for $6.99, I had paint leftover from a paint sample, and I bought vinyl and transfer paper from Hobby Lobby.

I painted my wood with the paint and while it dried, I cut out our last name on the vinyl using the cricut, and then cut out our established date. I have never cut vinyl before with the cricut and did not really know what I was doing to be honest. So to make it easier on myself I left out the transfer paper but next time I think the transfer paper will ensure a straighter more even line. But c'est la vie. I still love the way it turned out!

all painted and trying to figure out the placement
and still working on placement 
( I originally wanted to put our wedding date but was having trouble with placement so I stuck with 2011)

I removed the backing on the vinyl and rubbed them onto the wood sign, just like a sticker. I LOVE the way it turned out and I wanted to find the perfect place to display it. I decided to put it on our entry way shelf. It looks fab, check it out....


Thanks for reading! :)



7 comments:

  1. LOVE this!!! I want one!


    Elaine Stephens

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  2. love your blogs.
    Cindy

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  3. What a neat idea! I found you through Happy Hour Projects and will be following you now!
    Amy @ http://yellowhouseon3rd.blogspot.com/

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  4. i would love for you to add this to my new link party... spreading the love. please go check it out if you are interested!
    http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/search/label/spread%20the%20love%20link%20party
    {love} lauryn @ love notes by lauryn

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  5. Cute!! I'm your newest follower and I'd love it if you followed back. I would love it if you linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/03/showoff-saturday-4.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  6. How pretty! I love it! I love the established signs too, and ordered one for our home when I got married... this looks like such a fun project though, I've wanted to try making signs too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Hi
    This is lovely! Established signs are really cool. Yours turned out really well and now I just want to make one on my own too. It looks like a good project that I will enjoy too. I will try to do this!

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