2 wooden plaques
First, I primed and painted the plaques and let them dry. (You may have seen this coming from my table numbers post!)
Then I printed off "Mr." and "Mrs." in dimenstions to match the plaques. The font I chose was Freebooter Script. To make a transfer of the letters from the paper to the plaque, I started by shading the back of the "Mr." and "Mrs." printouts with pencil.
Then I placed the paper face up on the plaque and centered it. I traced the outline of the letters (shaded side down) to create my outline.
The last step was the most time-consuming: paint! I learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to paint after drinking a gigantic cup of coffee. (Not my finest or brightest moment.) I was incapable of keeping my hand straight, which didn't exactly translate to optimal painting conditions. For touch ups, I used a little of the cream paint and if necessary painted the edges again in black.
I could've stopped there, but I wanted our signs to be able to hang from out chairs at the reception, so I attached sawtooth hangers. Then I tied ribbon on each hanger, so that they will be adjustable when I attach them to our chairs at the reception.
I am really happy that I did these myself. Spending only about $12 to make both, I certainly saved myself some money!
Was there a project that was a big money saver for you?