Post # 1
After spending months staring at the beautiful pictures on wedding blogs and living in inspiration overload mode, I have decided it’s time to actually start attempting to (re)create some of the lovely things I’ve seen….
I of course, have decided to start with mini signs (clearly a wedding priority). Specifically escort cards and dessert table signs. I have found some little signs that I absolutely love (see pictures below – not the holders, just the signs). I know that the bride turned these into chalkboard signs herself but what I cannot figure out is how…. I realize they look simple but I cannot tell if she painted the edges gold and the center with chalkboard paint or just the center.
Either way, I also found this picture (see below)….which led me to believe that these signs (or tags) might be available to purchase with the edges already “antiqued” as above.
I’m hoping someone can help me source where I might be able to find these signs/tags and any advice on how to make them look like the first picture.
Post # 3
I have no help, but I love it!
Post # 4
I don’t know where specifically they are available, but google “die cut tags” – a lot of things similar to what you want come up. I see a bunch on Etsy but there are other sources too.
Post # 5
You might be able to find that tag in a punch at Michaels since it seems like a common shape. I see you’re in Toronto, so if you go to Dollarama, you can find stick on chalkboard shapes. Personally, I’d buy the punch (or find a friend with a Cricut who could cut the shape for you), buy the chalkboard stickies and then just cut your shapes out of those, and then stick it on whatever paper you want to use as a backer.
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Post # 7
Wow! Thanks for your tips, between the few suggestions you gave me, I have sourced out paper, a mini cricut machine (on super sale!) and I am ready to tackle my first wedding DIY!! In fact, your ideas opened up this whole new world of paper inspiration and DIY projects.
I think I’m going to really like being part of this website!!
Post # 8
@Deez: Woohoo!! Way to go! Enjoy the new crafting tools! My cricut is absolutely my favourite crafting tool I bought for my wedding. I still use it all the time 🙂 And Dollarama can be such a great place for crafting supplies even if you use it a little differently (like cutting the chalkboard stickers into your own shapes). For a couple bucks you can experiment with what you find there and not worry if it doesn’t work out perfectly!