I found the most awesome and simple tutorial for transferring text or images from my cheapo printer onto wood, over at Diddle Dumpling. It was perfect for this project I’m going to show you today.
A couple months ago, I shared some idea with you from a bridal shower I attended. Well, the wedding is this weekend and so I wanted to make the happy couple a present. Making a gift is almost always less expensive and can also be nicer just because of the personal touch.
So, here’s what I did…
I took special things from their wedding invitation, one of which is their initials, made mirror images of them, and printed them out.
I applied them to a distressed piece of cedar by laying them, ink side down, on the board and squirting the paper lightly with water.
Next, I took a marker cap and gently but thoroughly rubbed all the letters so the ink would release from the paper onto my wood.
I did this same thing with the date of their wedding, and the scripture that was on their invitation.
The verse came out a little lighter than I wanted, so I touched it up with some black paint. Then I sanded over it to give it the same “old” look as the rest of it.
My Better Half drilled holes in the signs and attached them together with copper wire.
I now have a personal, inexpensive gift to give.
I really like this look and it was very easy. I’m excited to try this on some other projects I have coming up!