May is such a huge time for weddings! My best friend’s daughter is getting married on the 22nd and has chosen to add some rustic elements to her day. Wood burned projects can instantly add that rustic theme to any wedding.
- Rustic pallet frame
- Creative Versa-Tool®
- Sharpie, copy paper, transfer paper (optional)
- Metal ruler
- Cardstock for the table numbers
- White gel pen and thick black marker
I drew the flower shape I wanted onto copy paper to use as a guide for placing the flowers. I used it just to get a sense of where to place each flower but you can definitely use a piece to transfer paper to copy all of the flowers onto the surface to start.
To create the outline of the flowers and the large center dots, I used the flow point for the wood burning tool. I started with the centers and then added in each petal. Working on the rough surface of the pallet frame can be a bit challenging but just keep your movements slow and steady. All the bumps and different color burns just add to the rustic effect!
I used the universal tip on its side to create a shadow at the rounded end of each petal. The final step was to add straight lines in the background of the sign by running the wood burning tool along the edge of a metal ruler.
These wood burned table number signs make great keepsakes to give to some of the special guests that will be attending the wedding. The table number is simply taped into place within the frame and can easily be replaced by a picture of the happy bride and groom! I hand lettered the numbers, but you can certainly print them out on cardstock using a font that works for you.
These pallet signs are not difficult to make. However, wood burning is not a fast project as it works best to go slow and steady to create an even burn. If you are planning to make a large number of these for your event, give yourself enough time to enjoy the process!
Thanks for creating along with me today! You can find out more about my creative world on my blog, Atop Serenity Hill.
Bio: My name is Consie Sindet and I live in Hunterdon County, NJ. I’ve been making a living with my painting skills for the past 15+ years. I taught decorative painting for over 10 years and also painted many murals in both private homes and businesses. I spend a large part of the summer face painting at parties and fairs. My newest obsession is with mixed media and art journaling and I am currently in the beginning stages of creating two online classes about doodling and beginner art journaling.