I created a Welcome Sign for our ceremony that also included our seating chart on the other side. This was a relatively easy project that you can recreate for your wedding or event!
Here’s a list of supplies:
- ½” Copper Pipe – 2 Pieces 10’ Long
- 2 – 90 Degree Copper Corner Pieces for ½” Pipe
- 4 – “T” Connectors for ½” Copper Pipe
- Pipe Cutter
- Brasso Cleaner
- Fine Steal Wool
- Copper “S” Hooks
- 2 Pieces of Acrylic – 36” x 24”
- Gold Oil Paint Pen
- Drill & Drill Bits
- Poster Print for Seating Chart
I started by cutting the pipe to make the frame for the sign. I made the width of the sign 2 inches bigger than my acrylic piece. You will need 2 pieces cut to the same length for the top of the stand and the cross bar under the piece of acrylic.
I then cut 2 pieces of pipe 60 inches long for the sides of the stand. I wanted my sign to be 5’ tall. You can make your sign to your desired height. I then cut 4 pieces of pipe 15” long for the feet. I used the “T” connectors to connect the pipe for the feet with the 5’ pieces of pipe for the sides. Here’s a picture of this phase of the project.
Once this part of the stand was built, I drilled the holes in the acrylic to hang the sign. I drilled holes in both pieces of acrylic at the same time so that both pieces were even. To prevent cracking in the sign, I started with the smallest drill bit in my set, and then re-drilled the holes with a slightly larger drill bit until the hole was big enough for the “S” hooks.
After the holes were drilled, I hung the sign to determine where the cross bar should be to hold the sign at the bottom with the “S” hooks.
After the copper sign was made, I created a poster print in Canva to trace the welcome sign portion. I used a gold oil paint marker to create the sign. The oil paint marker will not smudge to the touch and you can clean the acrylic for any finger prints with Windex. Acetone will remove the oil paint if you make a mistake.
Once the gold lettering dried, I sponge painted the back to create texture and to make the gold lettering easier to read.
I also printed a poster print of our seating chart at Staples and put it on the back of the blue sign and used my other clear acrylic on top. This way I could use the sign on both sides for the ceremony and then the reception.