One of the most popular questions I get asked is “How do you make something like this?” My answer really depends on the materials you will need, the prep time, and the actual time to create the piece. There are many crafts that take days even weeks to make, but my favorites are the quick, yet very cute projects that can be made in just a few easy minutes!
If you haven’t noticed already, one of my favorite decorations to use involves quotes, phrases, words, signs, banners. At stores like TJMaxx, Burlington Coat Factory, and Marshalls, there are plenty of love and family quotes, cutouts, and pictures. Instead of just telling you what you can do, I want to show you how easy it is to transform an item you purchase into a beautiful decoration!
I went to a store called JoAnn’s fabrics, with the intent to purchase scrapbook paper when I came across some cute quote plaques. While many are not relevant to weddings, I found one that could be used at a wedding and it was on sale for $8. It even had a nice ribbon bow attached to the top. This provides an additional hanging option when trying to find the perfect way to display the sign at a wedding!
Next, I found embellishments to jazz up the sign. Craft stores always have a great selection of decorative flowers (usually meant for hair accessories), but I find they often look pretty as details on signs. I selected a standout color for mine (purple) and added some ivory flowers to balance the look. Too much color may be distracting, and take away from the actual quote. Flowers usually can run anywhere between $3-$6 dollars depending on their size and detail. I usually try the clearance aisles first, because you never know what you may discover!
After gluing the flowers, I also found couple of crystal stickers in my arts & crafts drawer. I added them on as an elegant touch. The nice thing about stickers is you can trial them in different locations of the sign, to find what looks best. Pearls are another good option, and usually the sticker pearls can be found in the scrapbooking aisles.
Lastly, you need to personalize the sign. I found these cute ivory tags, then wrote a little message and the date we got married. Take a look at the finished product below! All of it together cost under $18.