Monday, August 12, 2013

Easy Vinyl Sign

Its wedding season!  Yeah!!

I love a good wedding .. but I don't get to go to many, most of my friends are married already! 

In just 2 short weeks my sweet friend Jen is getting married!  She was a brides maid in my wedding and I can't wait to see her get married and live happily ever after this crazy little thing called love. 

I have always loved the verse in Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 " Two are better than one, because they have good return for their labor.  If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.  Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.  But how can one keep warm alone?  Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

Being that my family and I are all born again believers marriage is very important to us .. and living our faith in marriage is huge!  One of the things I love about this verse is the last line "a cord of three strands is not quickly broken"  Notice it says 3?  I believe marriage takes 3, me, my husband and God. 

I wanted Jen and Jay to have this verse to hang on to.  Having been married just 6 short years I know what a rough/amazing road marriage is!

I picked up this wooden shape at Hob Lob on sale 40% off for just $1.79 (oh, Jen.. this is the part you stop reading.. no fair knowing how much your priceless gift really cost!)

After a few quick coats of a white spray paint it was ready to go!

I used my eClips to cut out the vinyl wording.  Using their eCal software I created this file. 

Then I simply cut it out in black vinyl which I already owned.  I removed all but the vinyl I wanted and grabbed a sheet of transfer paper.  Ok I lied, its not transfer paper, its contact paper from the dollar store!  Way cheaper and works just as well!

You lay out your contact paper sticky side down and make sure you rub really well and attach the vinyl. 

Once you peel the contact paper back up you should have your vinyl stuck to it, sticky side expose and be ready to stick it to your wood.  Stick it down .. give it another good rub .. peel it back and admire your work!! 

Your easy vinyl sign is done!  I attached 2 command strips to the back for easy hanging.  I also wrote out the rest of the verse and signed the back for sentimental reasons. 

Since I already owned the vinyl and spray paint this project cost less then $2.00.  (Please don't think I am cheap .. there was plenty of budget left to fork over some cash to the love birds .. its what they really wanted anyway!) 


  1. Great job! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers!

  2. Very cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

    -Emily @
    visiting from the adventures of a diy mom party

  3. Such a cute sign, I love it. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. What a great idea and I love the Scripture you chose.

  5. Excellent idea, great post….I wanted to invite you to share this at my linky party going on now. Add as many projects as you like. Hope to see you there…

    Christina at
    Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share Linky Party

  6. What a nice gift! Of course the scripture reflects perfect truth. We've been married 44 years and we have seen it often when one is tired the other picks up the slack. Often, at different times we both carry more of the load than we should which was a blessing to the other. Today, reading this, it's a great reminder because sometimes we don't always appreciate our better half.

  7. This is so cute! I will have to make them! Come share at my link party on friday at!!

  8. This is TOO cute! I'd love for you to link it up on my DIY Weekend feature!

  9. How cute! I love the verse that you choose and the bird are perfect. I have never heard of the eClips.. Ill have to look into it!

    I would love for you to share this (and any other post!) at my Life of the Party link up! It just opened! Im going to poke around your blog a little more. :)