Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wedding Gifts - Wood Name Signs

Last week I shared with you this cute baby gift I made for my cousin.  I must be on a name kick right now because as I was contemplating what to give/make for a couple of weddings we were celebrating this weekend, everything I kept thinking of involved their new names.  Then I got this email from GroopDealz (love them!) and knew I wanted to make this:

GroopDealz:

I remembered I had a couple other wood signs that "spoke" to me at the thrift store.  Here's my beauties in all their glory.


Check out the skill in that wood burning!  That gave me a little trouble.  The other board had a super, high-gloss finish on it plus a few holes.  So they took a little work, but it was worth it. I filled holes, filled the whole "let freedom ring" and bells, sanded, and sanded some more.  Then I painted them both black.  The first board looked great, the freedom board, not so good.  I could still see all the bells and words through the paint.  So some mod podge and paper to the rescue.  That covered it all up.  Did a little more sanding and added vinyl letters and their names.  I LOVE how the first board turned out!  The second one I was in a hurry, even using the blow dryer to get the mod podge to dry before I wrapped it.  It didn't turn out so well, the paper didn't match as well as I'd liked and I didn't get the name on it over the line between the papers.  Grrr!  Oh, well, I hope it isn't too noticeable.
  Anyway, here's the finished products:




Great news! I made it to 100 followers so that means it's time for a P.A.R.T.Y!! I'll be having giveaways every day for the next week.  Come check them out!


This project was featured by:

 IhookedupwithHoHlamespice Ninth Street Notions


28 comments:

Leslie said...

I think they both look great! Question: what do you fill the holes with? Can't wait for your giveaway week!

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

@Leslie - it's just wood filler or wood putty I think it's called. You just use a little spatula and scrape a little over the top of the hole and scrape off the excess.

Mamma Mia said...

Congrats! You'd better come out and pick up some "gifts." I have several ready. Your signs are great!

Jeff Hardy said...

nice craft. Now you can use this business listing india directory to promote wood crafts import & export business.

Amy C said...

These signs are very cute!! It looks like it would be pretty simple to make but really makes a statement. Thanks for sharing.
Amy @ The Happy Scraps

Jenny said...

I love this! They look beautiful. Have you linked up with Creative Me Monday? It's open all week long and I'd love to have you! You can link up as many projects as you'd like! The link is:

http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/12/creative-me-monday.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Hope to see you there!

karah said...

I love these signs. Great idea!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

cameronhomemade said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers - what an accomplishment! Your signs are really awesome - I wish I could do that!

Our Delightful Home said...

Great idea!

~Mrs. Delightful
ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Partycraft Secrets said...

these are great - It's nice to see 'manly' materials getting used by female crafters! Congrats on getting 100 followers - I found you via a comment on my blog - if you get time, I'd love you to join up so I can get to 40 (LOL!)
www.partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com
good luck with your giveaways and your blog! Merry Christmas x

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Cute! Thanks for linking this great project and for letting my readers know about your giveaways!
Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
bearrabbitbear.blogspotcom

Mandy said...

Hi Kimberly, I will be featuring your plague as one of the highlights tonight at Project Queen. Thanks so much for sharing it!

I love the idea of giving it as a wedding gift!

Junky Vagabond said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know I inspired you - Love to hear that! These signs are super cute and I just have to whip up a few myself :)
-Jill

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You are awesome so I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

Feel free to stop by for a button if you'd like. :)

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Jamie @ Sew Rockin' said...

Super cute...I love making monogram stuff for wedding presents! I did some really fun burlap signs that were a huge hit. You have some really fun projects...I'm following you now :)

Natasha said...

Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday, hop to see you again this Saturday
www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xx

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

These turned out super cute. Thanks for linking up. I'll be featuring you tomorrow at I Made It! Monday, so be sure and grab a button when you link up a new project!

Deidre~ said...

Hi I just became one of your followers and I LOVE your blog!I am so excited to make one of these lettered wood signs they are so cool:)Thanks so much for the inspiration! Stop over some time and chat:) Deidre~http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing this.

Jenn said...

What a great idea! They are so cute.

Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

I love these! Thanks for the inspiration.

PitterAndGlink said...

What a great project! :)

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

These are SO lovely!! I love the large monogram! What a great gift for any occasion! Thanks so much for linking up at Oopsey Daisy.

Kadie said...

These are great!! They are a perfect gift. I really love the large letter and the colors you chose. Thanks so much for linking to Link It Up Thursdays.

honeycarlene said...

I interested your blogs lovely and beautiful.thanks.


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Meow Opre said...

Very interesting wedding gifts ideas here. :D Keep up the good writing dear author!

sanam arzoo said...

these are all such great and thoughtful gifts! I laughed at your comment about the marriage day gift exchange, I recently mentioned that to my fiance and he refused to believe "it could be a thing.I seriously just love your necklace in those bridal photos. you create me wish i had worn one. it's perfect!!!! Wedding Gifts

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