Customizable Wedding Sign

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Sam Alaimo

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Sam Alaimo

General Information

This design features an olive branch design which is a symbol of fertility and peace. The text can be easily changed to create a custom gift.

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Material Description Price
Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood

12" × 12" × 3/4" Baltic Birch Plywood


Customize the text

5 minutes

Open the project and click on the text to change it to whatever you would like.

You can use the align tools to make sure everything is centered.



15 minutes

Once your design is done, you can carve the project.

I used a v-bit to get all of the details and eliminate the need to use two bits.

The second workpiece includes a square if you would like to carve out the design from a larger sheet.


Sanding sealer

OPTIONAL: Stain the wood if you would like it to be a different color. The go one with the next steps.

I wanted to paint in the letters, so before I did that, I used a sanding sealer to prevent the paint from bleeding into the wood.

Brush the sealer on, and let it dry for an hour. Make sure you get sealer in all the engraved parts.


Paint and sand

5 minutes

Once the sealer is dry, use paint (I used craft acrylic paint), to fill in the letters. Because the sanding sealer puts a protective layer over the wood, you can paint sloppy and get paint on the surface of the sign.

Once the paint is dry, take a sander or sandpaper to the surface of the sign and remove any excess paint.

Now you can add a clasp or carve a hole in the back to hang it up!

Andy dubrawski
How do you avoid sanding off the stain when sanding off the excess paint
Andy dubrawski
Sam Alaimo
Hi, I found the best way is to use a few layers of stain and then also a few extra layers of the sealer. You will also need to lightly sand the paint off. If you do take some of the stain off, you can go back in and touch up the stain with a smaller brush and avoid the painted areas.
Sam Alaimo
Jodi Batchelor
Hi, so I have been using the sealer and have found that I'm getting a very gummy residue that sticks into the details. Its very hard to get out. Anybody else found this? Any recommendations? Thanks!
Jodi Batchelor
Jodi Batchelor
I have been applying the sealer to the whole board so maybe it's too much? I thought it would help get the stain consistent with the sanding.
Jodi Batchelor