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DIY Wedding Decor

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This DIY Wedding Decor was made for a shabby chic garden wedding.  It adds a uniquely elegant flare, without breaking the bank.  All it takes is thrift store frames, some scrap wood, and paint.  (Although, in this case, thanks to a friend of mine who has a Cricut cutter, I used vinyl letters instead of hand painting them, making it that much nicer…and easier!)  Here’s a quick tutorial:   

I started with 5 inexpensive frames bought at a thrift store.  At this point, it doesn’t matter what color they are, if the glass is cracked, or how ugly the artwork in them is, just so long as no two are alike.  You’ll notice, one of these was even a mirror.  That doesn’t matter.  Anyway, you’ll be taking out the glass and artwork and replacing them with your own backboard.

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I used scrap wood to cut five stakes, each 4-feet tall, and then spray painted them white, along with the frames.

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Using a damp sponge and just a drop of black paint, I gave the frames a more shabby chic look.  You just carefully rub the black paint on to the edges, and voila, it’s distressed.

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Then, before throwing away the original artwork that came with the frames, I used them as templates for my new backboard.  I traced my pattern onto 1/4″ plywood, then cut them out with a jigsaw.

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I painted the front side of my backboard black, and the other side white. (Chalkboard paint is another great idea for this project.  Then you could do your own lettering in chalk and use them again and again.) photo 7

Once my paint was dry, I then took my frames with new backboards over to my friend’s house, and watched as she effortlessly made thee most awesome lettering for them on her Cricut cutter.  I now know what I want for my birthday.  Only, I just had a birthday.  Darn!  Make that Christmas.  I guess I can wait a few months.   Once again, I digress. But just look at how cool this thing is!

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With all my lettering done, I then screwed the wooden stakes onto the backs of my frames and called this DIY Wedding Project DONE.

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These stakes will easily go into the ground, making this DIY Wedding Decor a memorable part of the bride and groom’s special day.  The Happily Ever After part, is a DIY Project all their own!

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One Response to DIY Wedding Decor

  1. Sally V Quevedo September 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    What a great idea!

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