Like I mentioned recently, I still have a couple wedding posts I wanted to share from our wedding back in May.
Here are some pictures and a bit of a tutorial on how I went about making the three light-up signs we had at the reception.
The paper mache 8" letters were bought from JoAnn Fabric [purchased of course when they were $1 off each].
Using a craft knife I cut around the edge of each letter. On some of them, once I started to cut through, I could pull back the rest. Inside was paper filler that fell out.
Since the edges were a little rough, I used sandpaper to smooth them out.
Next step was to take a screw punch to make holes where the lights would go through. There was no rhyme or reason to where I punched the holes - I just placed them were I thought they'd look best.
Once the holes were punched, I painted the inside and outside of each letter gold. Spray paint I'm sure would have worked just as well and possibly have gone quicker, but I think I initially went with paint since it was the middle of winter and I didn't want to go in the freezing garage to use spray paint.
I don't have many pictures of the next steps, but basically my dad made a great wooden platform which he glued the letters on. We then stuck the lightbulbs in the letters. I will admit the back didn't look too pretty, but we did our best and honestly in a darker room it doesn't really matter.
What we ended up with were three amazing signs for our wedding reception: DONUT, GAMES, and DRINKS.
Here are two of them lit up in all their glory [photos courtesy of Ester Robards].