Phoebe and Rob had the loveliest lakeside wedding at the Migis Lodge in Maine. It couldn't have been more perfect down to thunder clouds parting an hour before the wedding. One of the bride's wishes was to have a sign with her and Rob's name on it made out of the woodsy elements from the property. There were stacks of firewood for guests all over so it was easy to gather the elements we needed and make the sign. Here is the how to:
What You Need:
- 1/2 inch thick pine board, this one is 12" tall by 3 1/2 feet wide
- Wood stain and cloth
- Hot glue gun
- Wood chisel
- Pine bark, birch bark, pine cones
1. Stain the board and let dry.
2. Gather up bark from pine trees and birch trees. A little goes a long way. We got so much in a matter of minutes and had enough extra to make another sign that said something else.
3. Plan out where the letters are going, make a mark at the top of each letter, but don't write out the letters because sometimes the bark won't follow the curves that easily and your pencil line will show so just make spacing marks.
4. Using the chisel and a hammer, split the pine bark into thinner strips. The birch bark is easy enough to tear but the pine is a little tough to get thin so a chisel really helps.
5. Hot glue the pieces of wood in place and voila!