This easy DIY Wedding Date Sign is perfect for a bridal shower gift or to take to the wedding as a gift. You could even give as an anniversary present or a Christmas present. All you need is a simple wooden board and a machine to cut out a stencil or your can make stencil from paper to lay on the board (which is what I did) and paint for the sign. I recommend chalk paint, but you can use whatever you want. You can often find old barn wood for free (yes people give it away) or at yard sales and flea markets. I like to look for vintage wood instead of new wood because it has the traditional farmhouse feel.
How To Make a Wedding Date Sign:
Wooden board, stencil, paint and tape
Start by placing the stencil on the board and make sure it is where you want it.
Next tape the stencil down so it will not move on you while painting.
Dip your paintbrush in the paint and be sure to remember that a little goes a long way. Next start dabbing over stencil while using your other hand to hold the stencil down firmly. You do not want to brush strokes as this could cause paint to go underneath the stencil. You may have to do several layers of paint by dabbing the brush to get the achieved look you want. I personally like to use a foam brush or thin brush so that I don't use too much paint.
Gently remove the stencil and let it air dry over night. If you want you can spray the board with a clear acrylic spray paint to lock in the paint and it will make the paint stand out, but you do not have to do this. On the picture of the board above it does not have the spray on it. It is your choice on the feel you desire. However, if you place the board outside I suggest you apply the spray or top coat. Be sure to wrap in tissue paper to protect the paint when wrapping for a gift, if you don't use the top coat.
I hope you enjoy this simple DIY Wedding Date Sign. It is perfect for gift giving and will become a treasured keepsake.
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Shelley is a boy mom, marine wife, and is blessed with an amazing family. She loves sharing recipes, travel reviews and tips that focus on helping busy families make memories.