wedding: a place for cards and gifts

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm catching up this weekend while traveling and hiding from hurricane Irene. I came across shots from one of my projects for the beautiful Cruse wedding last month. The bride asked to borrow our birdcage for the wedding cards. With a little more time, I personalized the sign for this outdoor vintage-inspired gathering.

I used an inexpensive pre-cut wood sign from Michael's and painted it white.

I used the Cricut for the lowercase letters from the actual invitation glimmer brown paper and glued each letter directly on the wood.

I hot-glued leftover natural-looking ribbon directly on the sign, making sure to not have any wrinkles or lifted edges.

Using a pink polka-dot patterned paper, I outlined the wood and cut an exact shape to cover the ribbon and finish off the back.

Just weaving the ribbon through the cage wasn't keeping the sign in place, so I ended up hot-gluing the exposed ribbon to the sign for safekeeping.

It was great to use this birdcage for the wedding of great friends. Who else wants to borrow?

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  1. Me, me, me!! Perhaps after the holidays so you can use it on the mantel.

  2. Do you remember the length of the ribbon you used? Did you use a separate piece to create the bow?

    1. Hi Katie: taking a guess without having the actual sign I would say it was about 15-20 inches. I used the same ribbon to create the bow so I did not have it made separately. Let me know if you have any other issues!