Recently I have noticed pre-ceremony signage is trending on Pinterest and Instagram.
Last year I created signs when I was a bridesmaid for my friend Sam. Together we spelled out :“Just Wait ‘til you see her” which we texted to the groom (Anthony) right before the ceremony. The best part, the signs were upcycled and used again for Sam’s sister-in-law’s wedding.Photo Credit: Alan Dickson Photography
I never like to do the same thing twice, so for Tricia and her lovely bridesmaids I created: “Last day as a Miss.”
What you need to make diy Bridesmaid Chalkboard Signs:
Head to Michael’s and pickup the following:
- Recollections Brand Chalkboard Diecut Shapes
- Large tongue depressors/popsicle sticks
- Removable Glittered Craft tapeThis project (with coupons) was under $20.00
- Hot Glue gun
- Overhead & transparency paper (yes, this is old school) you can also use a projector or hand bomb the font
- Illustrator/Word Program
- Chalkboard Pen
For these signs and Sam’s signs, I used the font: Burgues Script
To begin, type out your saying in your word program. Change the font size to match the surface area of shapes. If you’re brave enough – you could do all the lettering by hand. I’ve seen it done, and it looks pretty fantastic if you have a calligraphy background.
Trace out the lettering onto the diecut shapes using the chalkboard marker.
*note: These markers were fairly runny because the surface of the shapes were a bit slick. I ended up using my hairdryer to ensure they were not tacky or damp.
Once each sign was completed, I started creating the handles.
I cut lengths of the glittered tape to match the length of the Popsicle sticks.
I folded the tape around the Popsicle sticks vertically – having both edges of the tape meet in the centre.
After each stick was wrapped with the tape, I plugged in my hot glue gun and got to work.
To make the ends of the Popsicle sticks squared off with a crisp edge, I folded in the corners of the tape at the end into a triangle; similar to wrapping a present.
I added a dab of hot glue to each to secure the fold.
Using my hot glue gun, I attached the diecut signs to the newly glittered Popsicle sticks.
Gorgeous signage for a gorgeous bridal party!
Email me for a quote if you’d like to skip the DIY.