Vintage Directional Signs

DIY event signs, are so much fun to make, and can have a BIG impact with little to no cost……Lets get making!

Here’s how to recreate these stunning vintage inspired pointing hand signs…..

Vintage sign DIY. Hand pointing. Wedding Sign

WHAT YOU NEED

  • This free vintage pointing hand printable
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • MDF approximately 30cm x 22cm (or A4 size)
  • Small Saw or jigsaw
  • Sandpaper
  • White or cream water-based paint
  • Wide paint brush
  • Marker or acrylic paint in your colour of choice – I like black
  • Wood approximately  15 x 50cm
  • Wood glue

HOW TO

  • Download this free vintage pointing hand printable
  • Print it onto normal A4 printing paper
  • Cut out the hand shape and using a pencil trace around it onto thin MDF
  • Use a jigsaw, or a small saw to cut out the shape, and sand the edges to make them smooth
  • Paint the wood with 2 or 3 layers of cream or white water-based paint
  • Using your hand print-off as inspiration, add the lines and details using a black marker, or black acrylic paint and a thin brush.  Tip:  If you are not confident draw the lines lightly in pencil first.
  • Use strong wood glue to stick the hand shape to a simple piece of wood that has been painted or prepared as you like
  • Use the text “This Way Folks”, also provided in the free printable , or print your own desired message using Word or a similar word-processing program- In my signs I choose to use:
    • Font: Kunstler Script
    • Size: 225
    • Bold
  • Now for the trick……… scribbling with a pencil on the reverse side of the paper, focusing on the area being the letters
  • Next, lay it on the wooden surface with the pencil-scribbled side down
  • Using a pencil carefully trace over the printed letters heavily -the pencil on the other side will transfer onto the wood leaving a faint outline of your desired text in a beautiful font!
  • Finally go over the faint letters on the wood with acrylic paint or a marker

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DIY Wedding: Stunning Moon & Stars Photo Booth

You may be interested in contacting me about one of the most special items that I designed for our wedding in September 2015 – our moon photo booth.

Stunning moon photo booth for wedding. Edwardian paper moon theme event, featuring original backdrop. Southeast Ireland Hire. Classy and elegant wedding decor. www.janehayescreative.com

As the wedding started to take on an Edwardian feel I began to research the era more and more.  And one of the most stunning things I came across was the use of “paper moons” in wedding photography.

I came up with the design, and my friend and neighbor Paul, a gifted carpenter cut and made the structure for me.  My uncle and I spent some very fun days together painting it, such great memories!

Stunning moon photo booth for wedding. Edwardian paper moon theme event, featuring original backdrop. Southeast Ireland Hire. Classy and elegant wedding decor. www.janehayescreative.com

Photographers in the early 1900’s used the constructions as backdrops or props for portrait photography, and especially for those of newly married couples. You can see some examples here on my Pinterest board.

Stunning moon photo booth for wedding. Edwardian paper moon theme event, featuring original backdrop. Southeast Ireland Hire. Classy and elegant wedding decor. www.janehayescreative.com

It looked stunning in the background of the venue, and made the most wonderful prop for lots of great shots of us and our guests, complete with fancy dress!  Everyone really enjoyed it, and there was a line all night for group shots!

Stunning moon photo booth for wedding. Edwardian paper moon theme event, featuring original backdrop. Southeast Ireland Hire. Classy and elegant wedding decor. www.janehayescreative.com

If you are considering having a stunning moon backdrop or photo-booth at your wedding or event Contact me for further details. It certainly is something unique.

Stunning moon photo booth for wedding. Edwardian paper moon theme event, featuring original backdrop. Southeast Ireland Hire. Classy and elegant wedding decor. www.janehayescreative.com

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