Well I completed another DIY project this weekend and thought I'd share! I wanted one of those "Here comes the bride/Happily ever after" signs, but by the time I got it double sided and paid for shipping it was about $40 and that seemed like a lot for something I could make myself so I thought I'd give it a go! I think it turned out pretty well and only cost me about $5!
For the board, I just went to my local Rona (hardware store) and they usually have an area where they keep odd ends from cuts made with the table saw. This piece of MDF was about the right size and priced at $0.50 - perfect! I then picked up a sample can of paint from Home Depot (you know the $5 sample cans?), one of the ones that is primer and paint together, in an ivory shade.
For the lettering, I played around with different fonts in Word until I found one I liked (kinda liked the idea of somewhat child-like writing because my two little nieces will be carrying it). Found a great tip from another website (can't remember which - sorry!), but I printed out the text and then rubbed over the backside of the paper with a pencil, around the letters to make my own kind of carbon copy paper. You then lay the text over the sign, trace out the letters and the graphite is transferred onto the sign so you have a guideline - genius! I outlined the letters with a black sharpie so that I didn't have to be so exact with the paint edges, and then filled it in with a black metallic coloured paint. And I'm pretty happy with the results!
Oh, I also screwed in a couple of eye hooks to the top so that I can attach a ribbon. And that's pretty much it! Hope someone else finds that helpful!