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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Welcome to Our Wedding - DIY Wedding Signage

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

DIY wedding decorSignage is important in lots of places—stores, airports, roads. Signs have also become very trendy at weddings. They welcome guests, point you in the right direction and tell you which table to sit at. Today, many brides not only like to be creative but DIY projects also can save you money. This project eliminates paper and printing costs. I made this welcome sign from three separate frames I found at Goodwill. 

The large one is 14-½ by 11-½, the middle size fits a 4x6 picture and the small one is four inches square.  Size and style don’t matter; choose ones you really like.

If the frames don’t match, spray paint them in a color that coordinates with your wedding colors. I arranged the smaller frames (you don’t need the glass inserts) on the glass of the larger one. Use craft or hot glue to keep the frames in place.

After the glue dries, write your message or directions right on the glass using an oil paint marker. An oil marker is more opaque than a regular Sharpie. Enlist the help of a friend who has great calligraphy skills.

To stay consistent, make similar signs for table numbers and for labeling the dessert or candy bar; look for mini frames to use as place cards. When you start thinking about it, you’ll want signs for everything on your big day!

Topics: wedding decor, Merri Cvetan, DIY wedding decor, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan

  • DIY wedding decor
    Signage is important in lots of places—stores, airports, roads. Signs have also become very trendy at weddings. They welcome guests, point you in the right direction and tell you which table to sit at.
  • DIY wedding decor
    Today, many brides not only like to be creative but DIY projects also can save you money. This project eliminates paper and printing costs. I made this welcome sign from three separate frames I found at Goodwill.
  • DIY wedding decor

    The large one is 14-½ by 11-½, the middle size fits a 4x6 picture and the small one is four inches square.  Size and style don’t matter; choose ones you really like.

  • DIY wedding decor

    If the frames don’t match, spray paint them in a color that coordinates with your wedding colors. I arranged the smaller frames (you don’t need the glass inserts) on the glass of the larger one. Use craft or hot glue to keep the frames in place.

  • DIY wedding decor

    After the glue dries, write your message or directions right on the glass using an oil paint marker. An oil marker is more opaque than a regular Sharpie. Enlist the help of a friend who has great calligraphy skills.