Post # 1
I tried to post this on the DIY board, but my pictures wouldn’t show. I know I am inserting them correctly because I have done it before with success. Hopefully, it works this time.
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Post # 4
I think these came out great!
Post # 5
Yay!!! It worked; now here are the instructions.
DIY “WE DO” Letters
- “WE DO” letters
- Letter stands
- Bayberry FolkArt paint (make sure you get paint that is compatible with what your letters are made from; mine are wood, so I purchased
- Paint brush
- Sand paper
- Painter’s cloth
- Paper to lay your numbers on
- Four sheets of computer paper
- Scissors for paper
- Scissors for fabric
- Sewing pins
- Spray on adhesive. I used Aleene’s Fast Grab TACKY SPRAY
- Aleene’s Fabric Fusion (comes in a small bottler with a tip)
- Sobo Premium Craft & Fabric Glue
- Rose ribbon embellishment
- Lace with pearls trim
- Old pieces of dowel cut in 1 1/2 to 2 inch lengths (may or may not be needed; I used 5/16″ width)
- Drill with small bit (I used 5/16″) and craft glue
- Remove price stickers using your un*du ADHESIVE REMOVER; wipe excess with paper towel, then sand each of your letters and stands with your sandpaper to create a smooth finish, then wipe clean with a painter’s cloth.
- After you have removed all of the stickers and sanded each letter and stands, get your paint out and paint each letter and stand; back and front and underneath. Let dry completely overnight.
- Lay each letter on a separate piece of computer paper and using your pencil, trace around each letter. Don’t forget to trace the inside of the “D” and the “O”.
- Using your scissors, cut out each letter from the computer paper; inside and out. To cut the inside of the paper, start your scissor cut in the center and work your way out.
- When you are done cutting out your letters, lay them on your lace and pin the paper letters to your fabric with sewing pins.
- Using a sharp pair of sewing scissors, cut out each letter using the same method you used to cut the paper letters. I cut around each letter first to separate them from the others and then clean cut them.
- Spray one letter at a time and lay your corresponding cutout letter on top. Don’t be afraid to spray liberally. I had to re-spray several times because I was afraid to put too much on. You will want your letters to rest overnight, to make sure that they cure properly. They will continue to be tacky for a couple of days, but will fully cure in about a week. Just touch them lightly to test. Cut off any excess fabric.
- Check to see if your letters will still stand in your stands. If not, drill two holes about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in to fit dowel pieces. Test dowel piece to make sure the hole is big enough. Then put a little bit of craft glue on the end of the dowel pieces and place in the drilled holes. Let set overnight and test your letters.
- Measure and lay or place your rose ribbon embellishment or other embellishment on your letters where you would like them to be, so you can make any adjustments prior to gluing. Cut off any excess ends.
- Using your Fabric Fusion glue, glue each embellishment in place. Set aside and let dry overnight.
- Measure your lace with pearls trim or other trim to fit on your stands, then using your Sobo glue, zigzag the front part of each stand with the glue, then lay or place your trim. Gently press the trim and adjust if needed. Let dry overnight. Cut off any excess ends.
Post # 6
Thank you whitesonnet and girlwitharing.
I worked hard on them. Now I only have 31 DIY projects left
Post # 7
good job and lol at the countdown of DIYs left, you’re one dedicated DIYer…lol
Post # 8
lol and thank you limbobride. I just hope I can get it all done in time.
Post # 9
aww there pretty, thanks for taking the time for posting the instructions!.
31 diys to do? I currumba!
The letters look gorgeous!
Post # 10
Hello ccranetobe. Thank you, and you are welcome.
Yes, 31 more DIY’s. I am trying to save us some money, so we can spend it on other things.
Best wishes to you too.
Post # 11
Noritake what sort of DIYs are you doing? you need to post your list!! maybe can give other brides ideas! I try and tackle 2 diys a month, do you have a timeline?
Post # 12
I don’t really have a timeline, but I know I need to get one. I just makde my list and was really surprised. I thnk I am going to try to get at least 3 done a month. I will post a list; maybe that will keep me motivated. And it will let you and others know what kind they are.
Post # 13
I just posted my list, but I accidentally posted it in the beehive
Post # 14
Those look great! Where will you be using them?
Post # 15
Hello littlemissmoo; thank you.
I will be using them with the guest book and then I will have them moved to the card/gift table.