Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reception Chair Plaques

Here's the newest project!  I made signs for the back of the bride and groom's chairs for the reception. 

Bride sign hanging on the back of a chair

The two finished signs

For this craft, I bought clearance wood plates for a few dollars a piece from Michaels.  I covered each plate with white acrylic paint.  I then used the printer ink transfer technique described here to apply the letters.  I painted the words "bride" and "groom" turquoise, but I left the monogram and date as is.  I used leftover silver roping (remnants from my card box project, but originally from the Dollar Tree's Christmas section) to attach the plaques to the chairs. 

My only regrets on this project are that I didn't perfectly straighten the writing so it matches up with the points of the plaques and the turquoise lettering isn't perfect due to having a big paintbrush and shaky hands.  Oh well.  Not too many people will be looking at the backs of our chairs at the reception.  Honestly, this project is probably only going to be good for one or two pictures, but it's a fun wedding craft I wanted to complete.  Also, when playing around with it, I found as long as the writing is parallel with the floor, you don't really notice the crookedness.  What do you think?


  1. These are awesome!! I would have never guessed that they were DIY. Way to go!

  2. I'm so impressed! These are fantastic!