Equip yourself the proper equipment

Who says DIY told not to skimp on the hardware! Please have thick cardboard (this can be of ancient calendars, for example) and for cardboard, paper mache (or white paper towels), glue (of the true, eh! No glue stick of children ...), acrylic paint (white and other colors according to your preference) and a large brush. You'll find it in a hobby shop or among each other. As the pencil, adhesive tape, to the rule, the cutter and the sponge, it is likely that you already have at home. If you plan to add accessories to your giant letters, it will also provide for (flowers, stickers, embossed elements, small mirrors ...). In the end, it is certain that this workshop will cost you less than buying already prepared letters. In addition, you can fully customize, whatever the theme of your wedding. What impress your guests!

Draw your letters

Before you start, think carefully about the final size of your letters: too small, they will not see from afar, and the surprise will be ruined; too big, you may have trouble installing them. Besides it will take a significant amount of cardboard! You can, for example from a height of 60 cm, but everything will depend on where you want to install (outside on the lawn, on a table inside, on the floor of the reception hall ...). You will draw your letters on thick cardboard before cutting. Two templates by the same letter are necessary, one will be equipped with flaps to ease assembly. Prefer knife with scissors, it's faster and easier to handle. For inside (so as to obtain embossed letters, with a depth of 15 cm) and sides, use of thin cardboard. Bump pieces and secure them with tape. Do not skimp on quantity! It should not be your decor comes off during the reception, it would be a small sacred missed...

Customize your letters

Once made all your letters, coat the paper mache to bring them stability and facilitate the next step: painting. Acrylic paint is a water technology. It has the advantage of being very easy to use. If it is heavily diluted, you will get a watercolor style. Its thicker texture will, on the contrary, a report similar to that of an oil painting. Start with a sub-layer with white acrylic paint. As for your wedding manicure, this basis for your color spread in one or two layers. Be careful to leave this dry white base. For a patina effect, pass a sponge.

Besides painting, your ideas are good to take to decorate your giant letters: wallpaper, bright stickers for a touch of glamor and chic, small integrated lights for a sparkling effect, bright colors or neon for most original wedding, flowers and straw for rural union ...

Arrange your letters

Once the bulk of the work, he'll just have your giant letters. They can be used to greet your guests at the entrance to the reception, to immortalize the date or place of the great day to decorate the dance floor, or to build office for the wedding photo. If you choose smaller letters, you can place them on a table next to the Wedding Cake or e.g. cake. Once past the wedding, your living room or bedroom welcome your beautiful letters for a deco design. Unless your guests leave with crack and this precious document ...