She's going for a rustic feel, so she used reclaimed wood from shipping pallets. (Green, and saves green, too!) The letters were made with basic stencils from the craft store. FYI, they have some really awesome stencils out there these days! Who knew?
We ran into a few snags getting the paint right. We tried a stain first, but it ran and looked smudgy. Then we tried flat wall paint in her wedding color, but it was too watery. It also didn't give enough contrast for the letters.
Finally we settled on black craft paint applied with these paintbrushes called "spouncers" which is basically a round sponge on a stick. They helped tremendously with the paint bleeding around the edges. The wood was rough, so we still had some bleed around the edges, but I thought it added to the look!
She's going to let it "weather" outside for a while to give it an even more rustic feel, then finish it off by hanging the sign on a ribbon. I can't wait to see it walk down the aisle, followed by a beautiful friend!
In all, this project took about one hour, $5 in supplies, and was super easy. Can't beat that!