*This post is sponsored by Ryobi Tools.
Welcome your guests and designate your event space with a simple DIY welcome sign and stand. Make this wooden sign and stand well ahead of your special day and your guests will surely appreciate the special touch. Adding a wood sign to your party decor transforms a space from bland and boring to warm and welcoming.
My friends Tina and Matt selected a reception venue space with a beautiful, industrious interior but the exterior was rather cold and corporate looking. We easily remedied that cool entrance space with large cedar planters and trees plus the addition of a personalized welcome sign. All that natural wood brings life to an otherwise cold exterior.
I partnered with Ryobi Tools to bring you the plans for this project as part of the DIY Wedding project posts. There are so many big decor projects you can make for your wedding ahead of time which allows you to personalize as you like and save money by doing it yourself. Check out all the projects here.
Below is a quick video tutorial for the welcome sign and stand and the complete plans and step by step instructions are here.
Start with the sign board, dig through your scrap bin to find a few boards that will work.
I prefer to paint the lettering first using a gloss acrylic. The stain will not stick to the gloss paint allowing it to pop through once the stain is applied.
Build the stand as per the plans and then attach the horizontal sign support piece from the back. Once the sign is in position on the stand you could add flowers or greenery to make it even more beautiful. And you’ve also created a keepsake for the couple to hang in their future home!
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