Saturday, June 9, 2012

"M" is for Marriage Plaque #2

Paint: NYC marriage plaque

A bridal shower gift for an engaged couple getting married on New Year's Eve.  I cut the New York City skyline from 1/2" plywood and painted the buildings and Brooklyn Bridge in bright colors.

I used lots of google images, like this one below, as my inspiration:

Once the buildings were painted I added the personalization with the new(for the bride) family name and their wedding date:

I had previously made the same style plaque for the brother who got married last fall.
This time around the only request was to 'change the colrs' and I had so much fun doing so.

Here's how I made the plaque:

1. Cut skyline from 18"w x 12"h piece of 1/2"plywood using jigsaw:

2. Prime, paint solid background color then paint buildings:

3. Cut personalization pieces from 1/2" plywood at 18" x 2".
Prime and paint.
Print out lettering to fit then trace with ballpoint pen:

4. Paint inside the lines and add decorative details to buildings.

5. Attach personalization pieces to building with screw eyes:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Monday @ Skip to My Lou
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework

1 comment:

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

That's a very fun personalized gift you've created! Nice job designing the piece!