Help!! Non-crafty bee attempting to make signs!

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@March1stBride:  what type of sign do you want?

The little triangle banners are probably easiest and I think they’re pretty cute.

Post # 4
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@March1stBride:  I’m not crafty either.  So, I used Vista Print!  I thought the quality was decent enough, and they always have 50% off coupons floating around.  Below are two that I made.  You can get posters in several sizes, and they have a wide variety of styles…

Post # 6
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just recently made some signs..

Now, I hand painted mine so they don’t look SUPER awesome, but I think they will photograph okay.

There are places you can purchase custom stencils if you aren’t good with freehand, of if you have access to one – print out the words on clear vellum and use a projector to to blow it up and paint that way.

Post # 8
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Tess63110: I love your wine bottle guestbook! What a cool idea!

Post # 10
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


Design your sign on yor computer.

Have it printed at Kinko’s, Staples etc if you need it larger than yur home printer can manage.

Buy foamcore at Staples.

Use spray adhesive to adhere your printed wording to the foamcore.

Use an exacto knife to cut the fomcore sign to the shape you want.

You can glue a wooden paint stir stick on the back to use as a handle.


Post # 12
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I attempt to be crafty, and it often fails.  LOL  This sign took me about 3 hours, however, I am really happy with how it turned out.  I got the chalk and board at Staples, found a picture of it on Pinterest and went for it. 

Post # 13
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@March1stBride:  If you want wooden signs, you can either try to find some cool old wood (old crates, etc at a thrift or antique store) or “age” regualar two-by-fours by banging them and staining them.  Then just find a font you like and either print it out to copy, or just eyeball it.  I’m really not very crafty or artistic, but I went crazy on sign making by just using a paintbrush and craft paint to copy the “bombshell” font onto old barnwood.  Once you get going, it’s easy!

etc etc!

Post # 14
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@laureneliz87:  Thanks!  Vista Print made the labels for those, too. 😉

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