DIY Aisle Signs with Step by Step Instructions
A current trend in southern weddings are beautiful, wooden signs lining the aisle, outlining seating arrangements, or listing menu options. Here’s how you can save a few extra dollars by making these bad boys at home!
Step 1: To make your own signs, you will need: wooden pallets, a staple gun, paint, a white colored pencil, white chalk, varnish, and wood stain. (A secret place to find palettes in the BCS area is behind the Annex; just ask permission first!)
Step 2: After you’ve acquired palettes, find a YouTube how-to guide to disassemble.
Step 3: Once taken apart, measure how large you want the signs; 23-30 inches will give you enough room for font sizes visible from afar. If you don’t own a power saw, go to Home Depot’s wood department to have the pieces cut for free.
Step 4: Next, apply wood stain using an old rag. Be mindful to shake the stain well before opening and use long motions with the rag to get an even coverage.
Step 5: After the stain dries, connect the wood pieces with a staple gun.
Step 6: Then, print the wording for the sign in the desired size and font using PowerPoint.
Step 7: Next, rub chalk all over the back of the wording and place font-side up on the wood. Using a pencil, trace over the words, being careful to keep your wrist off the paper. Lift the paper and use the white colored pencil to trace over the chalk imprint.
Step 8: Using opaque paint, fill in the lettering.
Step 9: Once the paint has dried, seal everything with varnish and your sign is ready to be displayed!