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diy Bridesmaid Chalkboard Signs

Thunder Bay Weddings! Bridesmaids holding handmade DIY Bridesmaid chalkboard signs , surrounding Bride! | Alex Inspired

Recently I have noticed pre-ceremony signage is trending on Pinterest and Instagram.

Last year I created signs when I was a bridesmaid for my friend Sam. Together we spelled out :“Just Wait ‘til you see her” which we texted to the groom (Anthony) right before the ceremony. The best part, the signs were upcycled and used again for Sam’s sister-in-law’s wedding.Alan Dickson Photography "Just Wait 'til you see her" signage by Alex InspiredPhoto Credit: Alan Dickson Photography

I never like to do the same thing twice, so for Tricia and her lovely bridesmaids I created: “Last day as a Miss.”

What you need to make diy Bridesmaid Chalkboard Signs:

Head to Michael’s and pickup the following:

  • Recollections Brand Chalkboard Diecut Shapes
  • Large tongue depressors/popsicle sticks
  • Removable Glittered Craft tapeThis project (with coupons) was under $20.00

DIY Bridesmaid Chalkboard Signs - Popsicle Sticks, Glitter Tape and Diecut signage | Alex Inspired

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Overhead & transparency paper (yes, this is old school) you can also use a projector or hand bomb the font
  • Illustrator/Word Program
  • Chalkboard Pen

For these signs and Sam’s signs, I used the font: Burgues Script

To begin, type out your saying in your word program.  Change the font size to match the surface area of shapes. If you’re brave enough – you could do all the lettering by hand. I’ve seen it done, and it looks pretty fantastic if you have a calligraphy background.

Trace out the lettering onto the diecut shapes using the chalkboard marker.
*note: These markers were fairly runny because the surface of the shapes were a bit slick. I ended up using my hairdryer to ensure they were not tacky or damp.

Once each sign was completed, I started creating the handles.

Removable glitter craft tape and a popsicle stick to make a handle for DIY Bridesmaid Signage | Alex Inspired

I cut lengths of the glittered tape to match the length of the Popsicle sticks.

Lay and cut tape to the length of your popsicle stick to make a perfectly glittered handle | Alex Inspired

I folded the tape around the Popsicle sticks vertically – having both edges of the tape meet in the centre.

Carefully wrap the glitter tape around the popsicle stick to create a glittered handle | Alex InspiredFreshly wrapped popsicle sticks in glitter tape | Alex Inspired

After each stick was wrapped with the tape, I plugged in my hot glue gun and got to work.

To make the ends of the Popsicle sticks squared off with a crisp edge, I folded in the corners of the tape at the end into a triangle; similar to wrapping a present.
Neatly folding the ends of the remnant tape, I secured the fold using hot glue | Alex Inspired

I added a dab of hot glue to each to secure the fold.

Using my hot glue gun, I attached the diecut signs to the newly glittered Popsicle sticks.

Finished Product! DIY Bridesmaid Signs | Alex Inspired Bride and Bridesmaids getting ready in the morning | Alex Inspired

Gorgeous signage for a gorgeous bridal party!

 Bride and Bridesmaids getting ready in the morning | Alex Inspired

Email me for a quote if you’d like to skip the DIY.

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