I loved being able to personalise the signs for our wedding. They were a combined effort with me designing each signs wording in Canva, my brother in law cutting the wood to size and my sister Milly hand painting each one.
I looked ALL OVER for an easel and didn’t even think to check Bunnings. Luckily my sister did and the one they had was perfect as is!
Tip: Add a piece of timber to the top of your Large sign to make adding your florals easier.
What you need:
- 1 x Easel
- 2 x pieces of plywood (1200x900x12mm)
- Sandpaper & Sanding Block
- Sikkens Cetol Timber Finish in Dark Oak (or your preferred shade)
- Wide paintbrush and smaller paint brush
- White paint
- Projector / overhead projector
- Wooden Stakes and short nails for freestanding signs.
- Design you sign wording then print at Officeworks on transparency paper if using an overhead projector.
- Head to your local Bunnings to grab your supplies. While there ask to have your pieces of plywood cut to size. We used one piece of plywood to make 1 Large (600x900mm) & 2 Medium (450x600mm) then the other piece to make 1 Large (600x900mm) & 4 Small (300x450mm) signs.
- Once home start preparing your plywood by sanding the edges so that they are smooth and the corners slightly rounded.
- Wipe down with a dry cloth to remove any dust from sanding.
- Paint each piece with a coat of timber finish using the wide brush.
- Assemble the easel while the timer finish dries.
- Once dry set up the projector ensuring that the designs are centered and fit the piece of wood.
- Paint over the projected wording with the white paint using the smaller paintbrush, extending the letters if desired to add a bit of dreamyness.
- Add wooden stakes to any signs that will be free standing – eg Lawn Games.
If you need some inspo, have a little scroll to check out the signs we did for our big day.
If you would like to use the templates I made on Canva, click on the links below. Then in Canva for each one, click File then Make a Copy.
I would love to hear how you go if you try this at home, head over an let me know on Instagram or comment below.